Friday, April 01, 2011

Great day!

Mom had a great day yesterday...probably her best yet! When I got there after her nap, I asked her how her therapy went and she just smiled and started trying to tell me how happy she was that it had gone so well. I thought I understood her to say she walked 100 feet, but I was skeptical and went to talk to the therapists. They concurred that she did indeed walk all the way back to her room after therapy. She had some new fresh flowers that someone had brought her. I managed to understand her to say that Diane had brought them. My brother said that Diane did indeed bring those flowers. I was thrilled. I asked her if she thought we were doing the right thing by paying out of pocket to keep her there for additional therapy and she said, "Oh, yes!"


Anonymous said...

Brought tears to my eyes.
I bet you are glad you asked her. Beth

Sandy said...

Yes. Yesterday was not quite as good.

Anonymous said...

As you have learned with what you have all been through.... the recovery is not the same every day.
Could be no truer time to use the "one step forward two steps back" saying.
There is progress being made though. Remember how she was after it first happened. How much progress has been made.
Recovery from a stroke isn't like other recoveries. Healing goes on for a long time. There are ups and downs. It is very hard on your psyche. One day you are elated,the next day it seems all progress has been lost.
Never lose faith,hope and love.
Worrying won't help anyone. Just do what you can, when you can, to help.
One day at a time...a good motto to follow. Hugs. Beth

Linda said...

Wonderful news!!!