Wednesday, August 29, 2007

WITHOUT AND WITHIN by pops

Outwardly John is making tremendous progress doing a morning and afternoon lap around the nursing station/elevator rectangle, over 400 feet each jaunt. The first was in a high rolling walker with arm support, the second in a more or less conventional one He tended to pigeon toe leaving the PTs to help him with that today along with balance and right side mobility and strenth. John gloats with the attention and praise from the rehab staff.

But do to his periods of agitation, confusion, non acceptance of his limitations, and escapism (houdini his new nickname) the staff decided it best for him to resrict visitors to immedate family and a short list of 4 or 5 closest friends as determined by his mom and I. Many visitors have delighted him but it is alway what is best for John as determined by the staff. I have attended almost all rehab sessions this week and am astounded by thier methods, professionalism and results. in the future, I am sure visitation will open up. thanks for your understanding and tremendous support we have received.

I have some walking pics on his phone but am too luddite to post. pops

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

visitation restrictions are completely understandable. I know I will see JVH again when the time is right. In ther meantime, the Benson/ Castleton crew send their love...

Jensen

Anonymous said...

Tell him over and over how precious his mind is!

XO

Anonymous said...

of course none of us can begin to imagine how frustrating john's limitations must be, but biggie, please know how proud we all are of your hard work, and we all pray that you feel all the support that comes from all corners of the country, much love big man! love, part of your colorado crew- leslie, addison, ryan, lisa and carolyn

Anonymous said...

Go, John, go! (Except, stay!) All thoughts of peace and power and strength are with you and your mom, dad, sisters, nephews, and aunt.

xoox Cousin Jen

Terry said...

We're here for all of you guys. Let us know what is appropriate and when. Our thoughts are with you.

-T-Dak

John said...

Bummer.

This realization of what's happened and what's to come must be agonizing.

You're doing great, John. Keep it up...

Carmen