Many fun and positive things happened today and I’m glad Eric’s mom was here to see how far Eric has progressed. Things are falling to place and I crossed off two major things from my to-do-list today, and I feel so incredible relived about it. Like that wasn’t’ enough, when I arrived to Eric’s place I found out that he graduated this morning from using the wheelchair, he’s now only using the front wheel walker, and he’s slowly practicing using a cane instead. Eric was in a good mood and he didn’t flirt with anyone but me today. It looks like I’ve trained him well because he realizes I’m the boss these days – he said it, he meant it, he knows it; that’s all I care about! I created an activity and exercise schedule of things we need to cross off daily outside his therapy time, and he knows he’s up for a big challenge to get everything done. I’ve told him that gaining strength and show improvement is the only way out of there so he needs to push himself. He’s doing a great job; well, that is after we have motivated him to start an activity. It’s common for a TBI survivor in his stage to not being able to start an activity, and he often needs step-by-step instructions to get going. Having that knowledge in my possession, I’m slowly figuring out how to get him going on an activity. We all went to Taco Bell for lunch and Eric was as happy as he could be about eating out. Going from feeding tub food for almost four months to McDonald’s, pizza and then today Taco Bell isn’t the smartest thing to do so he had to deal with stomach pains in the afternoon.
Posted by: aceanderic | September 24, 2008
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 (day 136)
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