Friday, November 16, 2012

11/16 Update

Well Alison's had an alright day today. I was amused over lunch because she and her therapists decided it was time to move away from the thumb for yes/no responses. Rather, she should use her head to nod for yes or shake for no. Her side to side shake for no is pretty good, but the up/down nod for yes is a bit more difficult. So before I went back to work, I tried to reason with her, "I'm just going to run through a few quick questions, so we'll just use your thumb because it's faster, okay?" She shook her head no. It was pretty funny. For now, we agreed to use the thumb up for yes and spelling, and the head shake for no. We'll continue to work on the head nodding. Tonight I found her pretty uncomfortable when I arrived after work. She's been having some pressure in her bladder that's been bothering her. The best they could tell, it might have been a full stomach causing the pressure. Hopefully by morning it'll have passed. And she talked me into having a slumber party weekend, instead of just Saturday. We're taking advantage of not having a roommate yet and having all the sleepovers we can. They tell us the entire building is full - except for the extra bed in her room. But they said we won't get a roommate this weekend, but probably next week. Like I said before, we're really lucky to have had a private room this entire time, so it's hard to complain too much. But all's well tonight. She's resting and me and Piper just settled in for the night too. Thanks for your continued support.

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