Tuesday, July 20, 2010

{Sigh} I think I can breathe...

Ron's first day of rehab went very well. He had OT first for an hour, then PT for an hour, and then a break. After lunch, he had PT again for 30 minutes and speech therapy for 30 minutes. He was in speech therapy when I got there this afternoon.

The speech therapy seems to be an odd service, but since he has the vascular dementia they wanted him to have "brain games" and that is done by the speech therapists.

He has a very good outlook and declared to me tonight that he "could do this" which is HUGE! Just two days ago he was crying out of fear and how uncertain things were for him. His stress level has been drastically reduced and, as such, I feel my stress level should also go down.

He is receiving services to keep track of his heart and his kidneys, they've added nighttime oxygen because his saturation level was only about 80%, and there is a chaplain who has also visited with him twice.

He is happy with where he is and knows that although it will be hard work, it will be something that he is willing to do and will give him something to look forward to accomplishing.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

yeah~ Sounds like things are going to ease up a bit, praise God! I am glad he is doing better, and is facing it with optimism...that is 3/4 the battle! :) That is very good news...thinking of you both! Still praying!
Hugs,
Veronica

skippymom said...

Wonderful news. And the positive outlook is absolutely the best!! Keep going Ron!!! We love you!

Donna B said...

So glad and grateful all went well today and that Ron's attitude is so possitive! That is half the battle. Each night, make sure you do something special for YOU!! Big hugs,

jojo said...

It is do-able! I'm so glad that he is feeling stronger and the new attitude. May you now be able to rest easier knowing he will be well...and so will you. take care.

Rae said...

I am pleased to hear your good news. It is about time that things started to work out for the two of you.

Pat said...

Yeah! Good news! I am so happy for the two of you! Things are looking up!

colenic said...

Awesome news that things are going so well for him. And that you can breathe again!! Still sending positive thoughts your way!