Monday, October 11, 2010
Some people have asked me what a normal day for Ben and I looks like! For those who are not able to visit it is hard to know of what all goes on! I have mentioned before that this journey is not an easy one and I don't sit around all day with nothing to do! Physical stuff is draining and then you throw in the emotional side and that is even more!
Ben and I are busy most days of the week! The weekends are a bit more quite if we don't go on outtings but for the majority of the time we are busy!!
Here is an example of a typical day (this was last Thursday):
0900 – Speech therapy
0930 – Meeting for me
1000 – Physical Therapy (walking with walker and balancing in parallel bars)
1100 – Occupational Therapy (arm pullies, stretching and arm bike)
1200 – Lunch…I am there to help Ben eat
1300 – Rec Therapy (today was a bike ride)
1400 – Neuro Psycology (usually at 1600)
1500 – Ben watching a movie and resting. Me, catching up on e-mails, running errands, attempting to cross things off my list(s), making phone calls.
1700 – Helping Ben eat
1800 – more list crossing, Ben using bathroom, more things….
1900-2000 – Ben back to bed, snuggle time and devotions
2100-whenever – Me back to my room for a deep breath! Blog writing, show watching, cleaning room and catching up on all the other loose ends!
As you can see our days are full! Sometimes I will sneak away for a bit but for the majority of the time I am with Ben.
-Biggest one...our insurance will approve the next facility. Although we are covered 100% they can always say no especially to a very expensive facility!!
-Memory and processing in Ben's brain to improve!
-His smile!! He still works hard for it! (I want the smile that is in above photo!)
-Head and trunk control. He has the muscle now it is remembering it and looseing of it all.
-Speech, to initiate more, use sentances, more words and build upon what he has!
-Strength to endure. Ben and I were talking about how God is continuing to heal Ben and Ben said, "it is taking to long!"
-God's perfect timing for many things
-I am dealing with jealousy as to what people have now and what we don't...sometimes it is longings and some times jealousy....heart needs to be softened!
More zoo photos to come!!!
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