Friday, April 27, 2012

4/27 Update

Alison and I had a pretty fun day together. She had a full day of therapies that she tolerated well, and even engaged in to some extent. With a few different therapists, we were showing off her ability to activate the button with her foot to indicate "no." We changed it to say, "yes" later in the day, and had some fun with it. Before lunch, I was asking Alison where I should go to eat, and I mentioned Wendy's and remembered how much she likes their chocolate frosties. I told her I was going to bring her back one, and so I did. And when she saw it, she lit up! At first she was crying - I think because she misses things like that and thought she was going to have to watch me eat it in front of her (that'd be mean). But when she realized it was for us to share, she got pretty excited. I brought some to her mouth on a spoon, and she opened her mouth excitedly! When she took it in, I could see her mouth moving it all around. If you'll remember, she's able to swallow, but has had trouble moving it from the front of her mouth to the back of her throat. So seeing that activity was good. I'm not certain she swallowed it (I didn't give her much), but she certainly tasted it. : ) We had the button by her foot, and when I asked her if she still liked frosties, she said "yes" a few times in a row. It was pretty fun, and I think I'm going to do it again sometime. I mean, we're helping her work on swallowing, right?? : ) But overall, we've had a good day together. Her overnight nurse seems really sweet, so that always helps our peace of mind. My family is coming in tomorrow for the weekend, so that should be good too. And they did confirm that Alison will be moving to a private room tomorrow, so that'll give us some more room to spread out. Thanks for your continued support.

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