It is amazing to me that last Monday I titled the blog “Sounds like someone has a case of the Mondays,” and now I am asking you to keep your fingers crossed. It is like some shot off the starting gun 5 days ago, and Katy just started running! Today was no different. Though I am always trying to hold back 20% of my excitement, I will conservatively say that I am happy with today’s progress.
Katy was wide awake and in a good mood this morning. She was enjoying her Ensure, though upset that she hasn’t had a chocolate one since Saturday. She asked for, and got to eat, some fruit. She was overjoyed to taste fruit! The PT/OT team wirked her out for an hour today, and gave me a list of exercises that I can do with her while I am visiting. They started off working her lower body while she was laying in the bed, and even got her to try and roll over on each of her sides. Then they moved her to the wheelchair and worked with her arms and shoulders. She was in the chair for an hour yesterday, and was in it for 2 hours today. Tomorrow they are going to create a soft cast with a dowel attached to it for Katy’s right arm. She will use this to control her bed. So much progress in 5 days!
I have spent quite a few hours trying to figure out the who, what, when, where, and why regarding Katy’s move back to Houston. After much discussion, and talking with a few different people, it makes sense that Katy stays at Parkland for her in-patient rehab. She is already on the waiting list for moving to the 8th floor, and probably will move in the next week. The good news is that, unless anything unexpected happens, and as long as she progresses as we expect she will, there is no reason that she will not be back at OUR HOUSE by June 1st! Once she is home, then she will start going to in-patient rehab in Houston. There is still a lot to do. The staff will be looking for funding for a wheelchair, and prosthetics, and we will need to step up the search for a van, but these are all very do-able. Like I said…keep your fingers crossed.
To all of my music students, be on the look our for an e-mail from Matt Foster and Mike Grove. They will be sending info on the Summer Band Camps. If you are interested, and do not see an e-mail in the next 2 days, please e-mail me your contact info. Camps will go on as usual, and I will be there for a day or two each week to see all of my kids! I am also planning on playing the gigs with my wonderful band of friends. A VERY special thanks to the Weasters. Their support of 4/4 Music over the years has been the reason that our Summer programs have been such asuccess. Though I cannot be there in my full capacity this year, I do plan on being there 100% next year. Until that time, rock on! I can’t wait to jam with all of you again.
I promise to write more stories about Katy soon, but I am doing a bunch of admin stuff tonight, and time is of the essence. I hope you all have a great week. Remember that every day is a miracle.
Love to all,