Doing Well

  • Posted on February 2, 2012 at 4:03 pm

So this week has been Nica’s best week by far, performance wise. She’s really missing Mommy andĀ  Sissy, but we’re now able to video chat every night and I think that helps a little. She’s done so well this week that they’ve decided to add another week of rehab in order to build of the momentum. They’re philosophy is the better they do the longer they stay. Our tentative discharge date is now February 17th.

Nica has adapted well to no muscle relaxers at all. She’s stabilized now and we’ve got the Miralax dose figured out so she’s feeling better. She was a bit irritable while coming off of everything, but we’re happier now. AllĀ  that remains is normal 3 year old crankiness, and that’s usually reserved for when she’s feeling tired. Her personality is starting to come back and she’s getting really comfortable with all the staff and the environment. as such, she talks every ones ears off. She is the princess of rehab. Staff members who have only heard about her are now stopping by the room to meet her when they realize she’s in there. She loves all the attention. It’s gonna be a rude awakening when she leaves and the world no longer revolves around her.

Her walking has really taken off this week. We’ve finally gotten the walker figured out for her and her trunk is continuing to get stronger. They’ve been doing a lot of exercises on the Pilates ball. At the rate they’re going, Nica’s going to get back the six pack abs she had when she was 2. They broke out the sled swing this week and now that Nica knows it’s here she asks for it all the time. There’s some video at the bottom.

The field trip this week turned out to be to Freedom Playground. Apparently it’s a playground that accommodates special needs kids. Tammy and I hope to go this weekend with Anne and Nica. One of the girls in rehab, Destiny, was upset on the field trip and Nica reached out and took her hand. She talked to her on the bus on the way back to help her feel better. It’s amazing that when other kids have a mental meltdown Nica is the one that reaches out to comfort them. We’re so proud of her. Her Speech therapist supposedly has pictures, but I haven’t seen them yet. I hope to get copies.

Swing-with-Josh video

Nica_Walking video

3 Comments on Doing Well

  1. Miss Megan says:

    SO proud of you, Nica!!!! I’m very glad you’re doing well! Keep up the good work! Love you, Princess Nica!

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