The weather is changing outside. It's getting cooler...it's almost hockey season. I wish so much that you could feel the cool air, eat some of mom's famous chili, go deer hunting.
Mom heard today that you might be discharged as soon as the 23rd. Your doctor, Dr. Gott said they are requesting you be transferred to Global Rehab which is down a ways from where you are now. If that's not covered by insurance, they will move you to Baylor Rehab. Both are very good Rehabs and further from skilled nursing!! From there, you will more than likely be moved to a place called P.A.T.E. It's a facility that teaches you how to live. You will live there while you learn to do things on your own. This is such progress from what we were hearing in the beginning. I'm so proud of you!
Mom said that when came in to see you, you were already in your chair. You are saying ahhh in reference to pain. You wanted to sleep a lot. I wonder if that's due to your meds. Mom said that your left arm has loosened up quite a bit and she was able to move it she said that it's probably the new muscle relaxers they have you on. Your fingers were able to be opened almost all the way without you registering pain. That's definitely progress! Julie, your speech therapist, said that Jerry will be using the matt with you next week. He's planning on working your back muscles.
On a side note, Jerry's house got broken into last night. All that was taken was his big screen TV. The police said that these robbers are called fence jumpers, because they jump the fence and look in the windows and if they see something they want, they break in and take it. If they don't, they move on to the next house. Jerry said that thankfully no one was home and the dog wasn't hurt. That's a blessing. I mention this because I tend to leave my blinds open, especially in the back. I'll be closing them from now on.
Love you Johnny! Keep up the hard work. Xo Jen
Buddy and Tammy came to see you this is what they said:
Buddy & Tammy dropped by to see ya. Looks like you were worn out but when we called your name, you opened your eyes. Jennifer is keeping up your journal and we are hearing great things.
Jackie and I came to see you after I picked her up from school. I shaved you and we played ball a little but you weren't interested in anything but sleeping. Mom came by when she got off work. I hope your sleeping because of therapy...
Love you Johnny! xo Jen