Monday May 25th 2009: Memorial Day
Another good day for Will. He had some PT this morning- did some upper body work and also started to learn how to transfer himself from the wheelchair to the bed using a wooden slide board. Once he masters this he will not have to be lifted out of bed anymore. It's more work for him, but is the first step to independence! We hung out in the garden again today and Will met another guy close to his own age. We had a good time talking to him and his family. Later this afternoon Will got a new roommate. He is middle aged and is paralyzed due to Guillian Barre syndrome. This is a rare inflammatory disorder of the peripheral nerves. The body basically damages its own nerve cells. Will just sent me a text message to say that his new roommie snores alot! I had a nice break this morning and met one of the occupational therapists for a bike ride and a run. Tomorrow starts a full day of therapy for Will.