Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Some additional exciting news: My dad has been working on strengthening his leg and ankle, and today he made the change from his big plastic knee-high brace (that he got when he was in the hospital) to a little black ankle brace.  It's worn by volleyball players to prevent  ankle sprains. This is a HUGE difference, because the large brace restricted the use of many muscles, and now since they've been getting stronger, he is able to wear the smaller one which only restricts his ankle. He's not quite used to it and is still figuring out how much he is able to do with it but he wears it in the house and on flat surfaces now. Another plus is now my dad can wear some of his old shoes again.  :)

Thursday, April 5, 2012

I thought you might like to see how much my Dad's writing has improved.  A week after his stroke, he tried to write something. But all he could write were a bunch of W's and E's which of course, didn't make sense.

This is how he is writing today.  He was describing the fruit bowl.