Thursday, April 5, 2012

4/5 Update

Alison and I had a nice time hanging out today. She had about 2.5 hours of therapy throughout the day. Physical and occupational therapies helped get her down to the rehab area where they helped her stand up for nine minutes. She had some help, but the goal was to allow her legs to support her body weight so it was a success. After that, speech therapy took her for a swallow test. They put a small video camera up her nose and down her throat to see the activity firsthand. Her vocal chords and everything looked really good and seemed to be healthy. Alison was having a hard time moving ice chips from the front of her mouth to the back of her throat, but they'll be working on that. They also tried putting on an eye patch for a bit, but it didn't seem to do a whole lot. They did recommend she see the neuro-ophthalmologist so that should help. They have all kinds of things to help strengthen the eyes. In all, she worked really hard today and it went pretty well. And we'll have another full day tomorrow. Any positive thoughts and prayers for continued alertness and strength are appreciated. : )

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