Friday, January 30, 2009

Friday January 30

TGIF probably never had more meaning. The end of another week at Dodd Hall means one week closer to discharge. The day started with a vision clinic to determine vision deficiencies that may be caused by the accident. Mr. Bichler did get a prescription for bi-focals so no more wearing two pairs of glasses at the same time. The rest of the day was filled with speech and physical therapies. The morning was cognition and memory testing which continues to get better each day and the afternoon offered two physical therapy sessions. In one session we actually worked on getting in and out of my car. Mr. B was able to get in very easily but getting him out was another story. He was ready to go home. After several practice transfers we came in out of the cold. Mr. Bichler and I played a little soccer to work on balance and when the session was over we walked the 3 flights of stairs to Mr. B's room and called it a day. Probably the high light of his day was when Morgan, his recreation therapist, stopped by with her therapy dog. Her dog, Bella, a beautiful brindle boxer hopped into bed with him and started licking his face. The smile on his face was priceless! I will try to get a picture next time to put with the post. Two of his doctors also stopped by his room to discuss any questions that he might have and they talked about his progress so far. Everyone is extremely pleased by how far he has come in such a short period of time. On Tuesday they will re-evaluate his status and discuss further therapy and his discharge date. This week end we will continue to work on many of the same things he does during the week and of course we plan to watch the Super Bowl Game. Today Mr. B received more cards and especially enjoyed the hand made cards from school. Thank you so much for continuing to remember him. I have noticed that he is very excited to open and read his cards and after each card he tells me that I need to send out thank yous. So....THANK YOU SO MUCH! Have a great week end!!


  1. Mr.& Mrs B.
    I'm so glad Mr. B is making such good progress, I'm sure he is getting anxious to get home. Keep up the good work Mr. B and you will be able to get back to your family, friends, students and everyone whose lives you have touched over the years. We all miss you.
    Take care,

    Kim Harvey

  2. Hi Carol,

    I am so sorry that this happened to Andy and to you. I wish Andy a speedy recovery.

    Caryn Neumann

  3. Get Well Mr. B being in your class made me get science a little more