Sunday, January 25, 2009

Sunday, January 25

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.


  1. The varsity and Jv girls bb team travelled to Berne Union and defeated the Rockets. While there, a Mr. Coleman came over and asked about Andy and showed a lot of concern. I updated him and gave him this site. He said to get well soon and to tell Andy that he has friends in Sugar Grove rooting for him!

    Jeff Mere

  2. Hey Mr. B-
    I am glad you have not lost your sense of humor. I am sure you are keeping the staff at Dodd hall on their toes. We are off to Berne Union tonight, I hope your 8th grade girls will bring home a well deserved win. Let me know when you are ready for those chocolate chip cookies! ;) Take care, we love you. Mrs. B, take care of yourself. It was good to see and talk to you yesterday at church.
    Cherri S.

  3. Hi Andy. This is Donna and Mike Toy. We will leave for Florida on Wednesday of this week. If you can give the driveway a quick plowing before we go, that will be appreciated! Ha! Ha!

    Seriously, we are praying for you each day, and we put you on our church prayer list. We have been reading all the updates Carol has been giving. Keep up the good work and we think about you everyday.

  4. Heyy Mr.B!
    Sounds like your getting your since of humor back! Thats awesome! Are the nurses used to your sarcasm yet? Probably not since im not even used to it yet!Ha! Just kidding! Anyways 4th period science isint the same with out you! We all miss you and even though Miss.Branham is really nice and a great teacher its still not the same with out you!

    Cant wait to hear more updates!

    Your student,
    Gabby aka sammi

  5. Hi Carol,

    Just wanted to pop in & see how everyone has been doing. Sounds like the therapist have theirselves a spunky patient to deal with! I agree with you on why he got the extra exercises. haha We miss you and so do all the animals. Did you win the monopoly game? You both take care.

  6. Andy,
    I can't even express how awesome it is to hear that you are progressing so well and blessing everyone around you with your wonderful sense of humor. April read the blog that Mrs. B posted about you taking food out of the students' made her laugh and she remembered that you would ask her what she had brought for lunch! Everyone (including me!!) has nothing but great memories of you in middle school. I hope that Mrs. B shared the hug with you that I gave her in church yesterday and just know that you are in our constant thoughts and prayers.
    Love the pic of you and Luke!
    We love you!!
    Pete, Rhonda, Jenn and April

  7. Carol and Andy,

    Just found out about your blogspot - it is great! Please know that all of Matt's family is keeping Mr. "B" and all of your family in our thoughts and prayers.

    If there is anything we can do, please don't hesitate to call - family is family and we are only 2 hours away!

    We love you guys!

    Matt's Family: Sarah & Mark & family
    Kevin & Monica & family
    Mark & Joanne
    Laura & Lenny & family
    Joe & Charlene

  8. Hey, Mr.B
    Last night we went to Berne Union and both teams came home with a win.I am glad to hear that you are getting better.School isn't the same without you there, neither is practice. Get well soon.

    Paige Fabry

    P.S. you are in our thoughts and prayers everyday, get well soon:}

  9. Now thats the Mr. B we all love to pieces!!!

  10. hey, Mr.B
    im so glad ur doing better :)
    u were my FAVE teacher EVER
    i miss your random sarcasm in the morning
    get bac asap :)
    its just not the same with out you..
    ~Emily "captian" Kirk