Thursday, January 16, 2014

Home Day

Home from work today...been plagued by this weird nagging gastro-weirdness for nearly a week...not enough to lay you out on the floor but just enough to make you unsure if you should leave the house (hahaha TMI I know)...

Went to visit Kori last night...he needed some snacks and who I am to deny someone snacks when that is their lifeline to sanity...some plain Lays potato chips, a few cans of pepsi and ginger ale and some bulk barn candy. It is the little things in life sometimes that get you through to the next day.
He is really making progress physically, he showed me the hall way he walks for physio...its about 10ish feet...he does it 3x...that's pretty amazing honestly for a guy who can hardly feel his left leg/side at all. He did his own laundry yesterday too...try folding socks with 1 hand...it is a great accomplishment. There is a board that all the patients in rehab have to refer to make sure they get to their appointments the following day...if they misread the board and miss an appointment (physio, perceptual therapy, occupational therapy, etc) that's it...no one goes looking for them and the person misses out on that time slot of therapy...seems a bit harsh to me. There you are with a significant brain injury and you are expected to comprehend these schedule board, write it down and show up for the sessions. Kori can hardly make sense of that board at the moment...I am sure making sense of the board is excellent practice in making those important brain connections but missing out on sessions if you get a time wrong seems like a serious back pedal...last night he had already written it down and Mary asked that I go double check it...he had some right but some wrong and he would have missed 2-3 sessions...Mary calls to remind him to go to sessions so he wont miss any in case he gaps out...with only 8 weeks to garner all the benefits of that therapy it seems like they should really ensure none are missed. I would be eager to hear the reasoning behind that policy...pushing someone twds independence is one thing but jfc...give a guy a break.

With all that said I am not a Dr and know nothing about this and am just projecting a likely uninformed opinion.

I would love to eat potato salad right now.

2 comments:

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I can understand the rationale behind making patients responsible for realizing their own sessions as well, but there really should be some backup, because there are bound to be misreadings.

~Jen~ said...

Exactly...I am hoping there is more to it and if he missed, say, 3 or something they would step in...