Wednesday June 10th, 2009
Will continues to make progress. I was unable to be with him during therapy today because I had to attend an all day family training lecture. This was a bit tedious for me because it was nursing school all over again! It was nice however, to be with other family members who were sharing some of the same feelings and concerns. I still have not gotten to a peer support group yet. They do not meet as often as you would think- only once a month. After class, I was able to meet up with Will and he told me all about his day. He also had an educational class regarding skin care today. He, and his roommate Jeff, went on to tell me how gross the class was because they kept showing pictures of different pressure wounds. I tried to explain to them that I have seen A LOT of wounds. Will did not want to believe that I have cared for patients with pressure wounds that go all the way down to exposed bone. I think it hit home to Will how important it is to do his weight shifts while in the chair. I have to say that he has been religious about doing them, which is awesome. This afternoon he was able to get to the weight room and get checked off to use some the equipment. So now he and I can go to the gym together. He also got to use the FES (Functional Electrical Stimulation) bike. He has been obsessing about getting on this bike! Here is an article about it: www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11103352/ I can soon get checked off to hook him up to it so he can use it when he has free time. I am looking forward to having my husband come down tomorrow, and also my in-laws who will drive down Friday. I am headed back to NC for a few days with them on Sunday which will be awesome! The last time I was at home was the day Will crashed. I can't wait to sleep in my own bed!