Monday, May 10, 2010
Pool therapy and more real food...
This week for Ben has been all about pool therapy and more real food! He continues to work so hard in this recovery! When I ask if he feels like he is getting better he nods his head yes! I am so excited to know that he thinks he is getting better too!
The first day that Ben did pool therapy was last Monday. He was a little anxious due to not being able to control his body all on his own...ummm I would be too! He did well though his first time around! Ben's second day was this past Friday. I asked him if he was ready to get in the pool and felt better about it this time and he said yes. My lil Bro Rich was able to get in the pool with him! Ben started out on his back where he did some stretching, kicking and stroking. He did really well and his therapists said he was able to do more than the first time! Ben was told to slap and punch Rich as much as he wanted and Ben took advantage of that!
Some of the foods that Ben has been introduced to this week are: more mashed potatoes, pizza, cubed peaches, turkey sandwich, rosemary diced potatoes, a slice of roast beef, mass amounts of ice cream and some fresh strawberries that I got at a local farmers market! He has also been doing really well drinking out of a straw....he was not able to sip out of straw when he got here!
Ben still continues to mouth ALOT of words with a very soft breathy voice that is hard to hear. One of the most frustrating things for me is that he tries to tell me things and I try to read his lips but I cannot tell what he is saying! He is working hard to get it out and I cannot figure it out...grrrrr!!!
Jesus gave us another wonderful and blessed week this past week! He is faithful to be with us and see us through!!
I am off to get in the pool with Ben!!
Blessings to you all!!
Photos above...sisters visit and lil bro and sis-in-law visit
Photo/video below...Ben in pool therapy with therapist and my brother!
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