Elaine had therapy with Paul, who was also thrilled to see her toe and her increased mobility. He continues to see improvement. It seems that her weakest area is her rotator cuff. This is something she must improve on to continue on towards her recovery. It seems some days are better than others, with no rhyme or reason - other then the stroke, of course. It is amazing to see her strength and the way her left arm is getting involved in her exercises. We keep reminding her that not that long ago she referred to it as her "dummy arm" and it was just that. It didn't even move! Now its bearing weight and making cookies! She works diligently and hard, and it is inspiring to watch her go day in and day out.
She continued on with her busy day, having Franny take her for a manicure and some errands. Then she came to watch Christi race in her first swim competition. She even walked down from her house to the club. She enjoyed lots of attention in her bright yellow shoes and shirt from all the well wishers. Will sat down to cheer on Lucy and Christi with her. Fred and Elaine were definitely the best dressed at the pool! They were also the loudest cheering section during the parent/child swimming relay! Ben and Christi made us very proud! It was a very fun day and we love to see Elaine pushing herself to getting back to her daily life, never sitting home feeling sorry for herself!