Week ends at Dodd Hall are a little more relaxing. On Saturday the therapy schedule is limited to mornings and dependent on how many therapists are on duty. Yesterday, Mr. Bichler was only scheduled for physical therapy. He walked unassisted 500+ feet, and did knee lifts and side kicks at the parallel bar and stairs. At one point during his walk his therapist asked him to take 5 steps to the left and then 8 steps to the right. Mr. B proceeded to take 3 steps to the right. The therapist questioned him and he replied that he was where she wanted him to be. (have you done the math yet?) The therapist asked if he was trying to out smart her and he said, "it isn't that hard sweet heart!". I think this is why he had to do the stairs and knee lifts. After PT we played some rummy and Monopoly before lunch. Later in the afternoon we walked to Wendy's for a frosty. Since it was pretty cold we took the tunnel to the hospital. It runs underground from Dodd to the Medical Center. On Sunday, Mr. B slept in and pretty much took it easy all day. Luke came over in the afternoon which was enjoyable for everyone. Mr. Bichler had a hot roast beef sandwich and mashed potatoes from Der Dutchman for supper. We also watched the men's and women's OSU basketball games on tv. Tomorrow it is back to a full schedule of therapy.
P.S. A big thank you to the snow elves who have been keeping my drive way clear. What a relief not worrying about snow when I leave or return from the hospital.