Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Update: 3/24/15

Isaiah 40:29-31 "He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might He increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint."

Thanks to insurance, Wayne is staying one more night in rehab. Insurance requires a patient to spend the night the day they have therapy, otherwise they won't pay (that is my understanding of what happened). Tomorrow morning around 9:00am, I will be able to take Wayne home. The girls can't wait to see their dad.  

The plan for this week is the following: Wednesday - pick up Wayne from RIC, Thursday - meet with Dr. Chandler and Dr. Rizio (neuro-oncologist), Friday - Wayne has day rehab from 8:30-11:30 (he'll have rehab 5 days a week for 3 hours - 1 hour PT, 1 hour OT, and 1 hour speech). The great part of rehab is that they will pick Wayne up for his appointments. I'll just have to pick him up when he is done. That means that I should be able to get some school in every morning with the girls before we have to pick him up. Once we start radiation/chemo, who knows what the schedule will look like. I will update everyone on Thursday evening when we find out the next steps for radiation/chemo (since everyone has been asking).

I thought I'd just post some pictures from therapy today.

Working out on the elliptical (work the muscles and balance)

Practicing balance (this is hard even if you didn't have surgery)

More balance practice.

Balancing: working his core and arms

More balance work on the balance beam (walking forwards & backwards)

Walking the halls being pulled from side to side to see how he handles "wind" or being "bumped" on the sidewalk.

We went shopping today to practice OT skills. He had his shopping list that he created yesterday with a budget. He is labeling the items he bought in this picture.

One last OT test while at inpatient therapy. He took 24 seconds with his left hand and 27 seconds with his right! He shaved off 10 seconds in two days with his right hand. He also did a squeeze test and he averaged 97 pounds of pressure with his left hand and 90 pounds of pressure with his right hand. In less then a week, he has increased his right hand pressure by 30 pounds!!

Every time I see Wayne doing therapy, all I can think about is Isaiah 40:31 "they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint."

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