Colin Update 11/15/08

Colin & Mom wearing his soccer jersey.
NO VISITATION SUNDAY 11/16/08, SEE UPDATE & SCHEDULE BELOW. J All of Colin’s therapies were scheduled early today. No sleeping in for Colin this weekend!During PT today he practiced walking up and down stairs to get ready for his trip home tomorrow. He needs assistance, of course, so I attended PT and was trained to help him. Colin is so determined to do things that he makes it easy to help him. I am so proud of him.For OT his right arm was suspended in the spider cage to eliminate the effects of gravity so he could hold his arm out at shoulder height and bend at the elbow to bring his hand in to touch his face. This motion was done repetitively. I did not see it. But, Cari, his therapist today, said he did well.Many of the therapists that work here at the Main Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital also work at the Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital Satellite in Westlake where Megan goes for her OT. We are familiar with many of them because of that prior relationship. I was informed today that they are playfully arguing over who will get to service Colin when he moves to outpatient status and will receive his therapy sessions in Westlake. I find that touching.Our neighbor, Harry and his grandson, Zack came for a visit this afternoon. Colin could have been in a better mood, but he was tolerable. He let Zack take him for a roll around the building and they played a little Uno. Megan and Kevin were here, too. Zack helped entertain them as well. I can’t forget that Grandpa Bob ended up on Kevin duty during his visit with Colin. We cannot take our eyes off Kevin for too long because he disappears, or finds his way into some sort of mischief. To top it off Colin doesn’t want to get too close to Kevin anymore. The last time Kevin sat with him on the bed Kevin punched him in the forehead. It was a little too close to his “soft spot” for his liking. Tonight Grandma Judy spent time with Colin so that Paul and I could play soccer in an adult league out at Concordia in Olmsted Falls. I wore Colin’s soccer jersey. Unfortunately the jersey didn’t give me any miraculous skills, but our team did win. I need to thank Chris and Mike for taking Megan and Kevin overnight to make this evening possible, and for having us over for a wonderful dinner.I heard that Colin had visitors while I was away. The Schlegel family came to see him and took pictures. I hope they will send them my way. Grandma Judy says they all had a great time. Colin wants to put the Lego’s they gave him together when we get back to the hospital tomorrow night. My guess is that he’ll be exhausted and that activity may have to wait for Monday, but we’ll see.Freetime 11-15: Saturday: 11:30-8:30 Sunday 11-16: Going Home for the Day Freetime 11-17 through 11-21 Monday: 12:00-1:00; 2:00-3:00; 4:00-8:30 Tuesday: 12:00-3:00; 4:00-8:30 Wednesday: 12:00-1:00; 2:00-8:30 Thursday: 12:00-3:00; 6:30-8:30 Friday: 12:00-1:00; 2:00-3:00; 4:00-8:30
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