I was all excited heading in to see Janet this morning after yesterday’s events and expecting to find a bright and smiley Janet. Less than a minute after I greeted her she started crying. For sure not from pain as she was all dressed and I had yet to start stretching her. She stopped after a few minutes of encouraging words and I asked her what she’d like to do. She said “take off socks”. Strange but true. She got her left leg pulled up close to her and got eighty percent of her sock off, I help with the last bit. She moved her right leg closer to her next but kind of got tangled with the left one so wasn’t able to reach her sock very well. I took that one off and gave them both to her and she tried folding them together to put them away. Going barefoot is not an option so I pulled all her socks out and asked her which ones she wanted to wear. She chose a pair and did a pretty good job putting the left one on with my help, I did the right and she seemed happy after that.
It seemed best to give Janet a rest from stretching today so I did the bare minimum on her legs and left her arm alone completely. We went across the hall to practice talking using the Articulation Station app. She did very well! Nailing Pizza, Pickle, Dog (puppy), Pen, bear (panda) and Purse. We then had a Skype call with Leslie and Janet smiled and chuckled throughout.
Next up was a little exercise time and Janet went none stop for a good forty minutes wheeling through the various hallways around KGH. By far her best distance ever and she kept a pretty steady pace as well. That left arm is getting pretty strong.
Looking forward to an active and happy afternoon.