Monday, July 23, 2012

7/23 Update

Alison had an alright day today. Over lunch I found her in occupational therapy where they had electronic diodes hooked up to her neck trying to get the tense muscles to relax. It's not uncomfortable - just kind of odd feeling. She tolerates it well. I'm going to try and meet with her doctor this week to see if there's more they can do to address the neck spasms that are so frequent. If we could get that under control, she'd be a lot more comfortable. This evening we worked on some stretching. I'm still really impressed at how much bend she has in her right leg now. It was so stiff and straight for so long. It's good to see it coming back to normal. Her ankle still has a ways to go, but it's coming. And we worked on moving her left toe and ankle. That's what she uses to activate the computer switch - which we, unfortunately, haven't made a lot of progress on recently. But she continues to work that left toe and ankle really well. We'd do sets of ten lifting up with her toes - then holding for ten seconds, then the same for down. Tomorrow morning, my friends and coworkers at Bushnell are doing a pancake breakfast fundraiser for us. I posted the flyer earlier today (on Facebook) if you are interested. I'm constantly in awe of the graciousness and kindness of everyone. We'll never be able to thank you enough for all you've done and continue to do to help.

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