Thursday, January 15, 2009

Thursday, January 15

Mr. Bichler's first day at Dodd began with an omelet for breakfast followed by his first session which included dressing himself in real clothes. Hospital gowns are not that attractive. The first of three therapy sessions, 30 minutes each began at 8:30. These sessions were followed by meetings with a nutritionist to plan Mr. B's diet, a psychologist for cognitive testing and the team of Dodd Hall doctors. After these meetings it was time for his session with the speech therapist. Part of her job is to evaluate Mr. Bichler's ability to swallow effectively so she also went to lunch with us. After lunch he was ready for a nap. But 30 minutes later Amber, his physical therapist was back and said she had some extra time and woke Mr. B for another PT session. So he had 3 sessions of physical therapy ending with two trips walking up and down 5 steps. We had dinner together and by 7 p.m. he was ready to hit the sack. While you are sleeping in on your snow day tomorrow, Mr. Bichler will be up and working hard to get back to doing what he loves, coming to school to make your lives miserable. Enjoy your long week end! Mr. Bichler's new address is below:
Mr. Bichler
c/o Dodd Hall
480 West 10th Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43210


  1. Hey Mr. Bichler,
    I am so glad that you are getting better! Everybody missses you at school. We wish you the best. I am so glad that you are making this good of a progress. The 7th and 8th grade girls basketball team should dedicate the Licking Heights game to you. I hope to see you soon.
    Abby Arnold

  2. Hi Andy and Carol!
    I've been reading your blog and keeping up on your progress. You are doing great...and I wouldn't expect anything less! Hilliard even let us out today for the cold weather!! Boy, I love my job!! Sounds like you are working harder than anyone I know and your job right now is more important than anyone I know--take care of yourself and get well!! You are in our thoughts and prayers. Carol, let us know if we can do anything for you. Kaylee and Kelsey are good at shoveling snow!!

    Take care!
    Sandy, Rich, Andy(from O.U.) Kaylee and Kelsey

  3. Hey Mr & Mrs B!
    It sounds like Mr B is progressing very nicely. I'm so glad to hear the great progress you are making. You both are in my thoughts and my prayers daily. Take care

    Kim Harvey

  4. Hi,Andy Real glad to here you'r getting better,keep up the good work,and the progress,you'r not getting out of work,Carol is not going to let you,{It has been said You can't keep a good man down.}Take care of you'rself,and you to Carol. Billy Gillian & Family