Today’s update comes from Eric’s friend Marty. Eric was making everyone laugh by saying funny things and his facial expressions. He got kind of irritated with the OT session, sounds as if the OT might have been was going at a slower pace than Eric is used to. Speech and physical therapy came by as well. During his PT Eric was making good corners and had a steady gate. PT had some new exercises for Eric to work on that were kinesthetics. He can do them on his own at anytime, like pressing palms together to build strength.
While outside he whispered to Marty, “this place sucks.” Then got into a funk, sad again. Marty encouraged him not to get down, Eric agreed, gave each other knuckled punches and kept working. He put his shoes on by himself a few times. During a wheelchair stroll inside, Eric rolled up to the front desk, put his elbows on the desk and said, “Home”. The staff told him, he’s not quite ready to go home. He got sad and put his head on his arms.
Marty had him say his name, birthday and today’s date. He still needs to work on his annunciation but otherwise did well in his speaking.
Eric has a check up with his neurosurgeon tomorrow, we sure hope he’s impressed with Eric’s recovery and has some good new for us.
I know Eric, Singha and Cooper will be VERY happy to see Anna-Carin tonight and tomorrow. Welcome home ACD, we hope you were able to get some good R&R. ;>