Monday, 27 December 2010
Boxing day was discharge day and we were looking forward to therapy. Evan is still weak and we are encouraging him to keep his head up to gain strength. He is quite frightened of being picked up and this is not helping. He cried before therapy and we couldn't console him for some time.
Once in therapy he was a different boy. The therapists have a way with the children which seems to reassure Evan. He managed to sit unaided playing basketball which is great as we have struggled to get him to sit with his head up.
Once home he was really tired but he wouldn't give in. He wants to walk, but is unable to bare his weight at all in his walker. I think this is discouraging him and he wants his old legs back. His dad did some stretches whilst he watched TV and then we went for a walk downstairs. He was so tried though he asked to go back for tea and was out like a light early.
We hope that tomorrows physio will help him become more confident as it will start looking at standing. Michael is fantastic as a physio and we have great faith in his ability to encourage him.
Once he went to bed we both relaxed and caught up on rubbish tv with a beverage or two. I haven't seen the outside of the hospital since 21st December, so it was a relief to be out. I have to sayhowever that the view was fantastic and they have a beautiful rooftop garden in the hospital which I did get to sample.
Merry Christmas and Cheers.