Monday, December 20, 2010


Well I finally have some movement in a lower limb.  I can move my left leg. It is a very small movement but it is something, and I have to start somewhere. If my left leg is barely bent, I can move it straight. I have to admit I secretly practiced for a couple of days before I shared the news with anybody. It seems like sometimes I think I can do something but I would rather be sure before everybody gets overexcited. It is official though, it is me and I am moving it. My leg is still very weak, and I can only straighten it a couple times before the muscle fatigues completely. It will take a lot of short repetitions to build the strength up in my leg again. Hopefully, if I just keep at it one muscle at a time my leg will regain strength. It's pretty exciting, and now I feel I really have something to work with. Hopefully the progress will continue, and I won't complain if it's at a quicker pace this next year.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

New Goals

Every eight weeks my physical therapists have to set new goals.  I am particularly excited about my new goals for the next eight weeks.  My biggest goal is to crawl 5 feet. It's crazy to think that I might actually be able to move any distance on my own. I'm going to work hard and do everything I can to make this goal a reality. We are also working on slide board transfers, wheelchair mobility, and rolling.

I also got my new wheelchair today. It is amazing! The modifications that were made truly beneficial to my progress. I am able to navigate around the house now on my own. Although there is still progress to the be made in at least now I can work on it. Plus it's nice that it's not lime green.

Thursday, December 2, 2010


Recovery is coming along. Between therapy and zoning I feel like I'm making a good stride! The strength in my legs and abs is getting stronger every day! I feel like things are finally starting to heal at the level I want them to. Although there isn't any significant movements I feel it's only a matter of time.

Every week in therapy we are able to try new things. A couple weeks ago we tried crawling. Although my legs were cooperating I was able to balance and hold myself up. I have also been doing the tilt table nightly. Usually I just end up sleeping on though. Apparently my dad built into comfortable, I just can't seem to stay awake some nights. It must be a site for my parents to see me sleeping standing up. Jack also loves to climb and lay next to me on it. My occupational therapist has also worked up a splint. This helps my hand which is normally curled straight and out and I am able to push more through it. This will help my strength in my right arm much more.

Although I am coming close to my year mark, I feel like things are right on track! I look forward to the progress I am continuing to make each day! So watch out!