Monday, June 18, 2012

#143

Elaine was exhausted after her big day yesterday. She did muster up the energy to do her two hour therapy session though. It went well. Paul has been working on her foot and trying to massage it as well as do some exercises for it. She did very well in therapy despite her exhaustion. After she went right to bed and laid down, without even being told to do so:) She fell asleep and spent the rest of the day relaxing and resting. Fred was exhausted too from another sleepless night and played golf in a military event today (a 7 hour round!). Staci dropped off the tired house some dinner.  Hopefully, they are sleeping quietly and soundly.

Paul told Elaine that he thinks she is nearing the end of physical therapy. She will continue to do therapy but her therapy will become living her everyday life and trying to get her body to her old life. He said in about a month she should plan to start returning to her old routine and see how her body adapts. She is doing incredibly well and she will continue to improve but that her therapy will be about living. Elaine is excited but a little apprehensive about what exactly that means and how much better she will get. We all feel she will continue to improve and the more she is able to continue to gain independence as well as do activities she used to do, the better. As we reminder her all the time, she has come so far in such a short period of time and she will continue to get better. Unfortunately we can't snap our fingers or no one can give her a timetable of when she will be better or to what capacity. She is able to do more now than we ever thought she would be able to and with her determination and hard work, things will just continue to get better!


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