Sunday, November 17, 2013

These Boots Are Made For Walking......

Scott has done a lot of walking in the last week.  He started the rehab day program on Monday and it has been a good week for him.  He practiced walking with two canes, then one cane and most importantly he walked without assistance for the first time this week since August!!!!!!  It was a really big and exciting day.  He still has to use the walker most of the time, but with his therapists he uses the cane. The goal is to go home with just a cane in four weeks.  Scott has to wear AFO's (Ankle Foot Orthosis) all of the time.  AFO's are used to treat foot drop, position support and general weakness.  I am amazed to see the fast progress he has made.  I know his determination and motivation plays a really big role in his recovery and for that I am so proud of him.

On the icare elliptical without any support

Walking for the first time since August.  What a huge accomplishment.

I really wanted to share a video of Scott walking, but I can't figure out how to upload it from iphoto to blogger.  It keeps giving me an error message.  If anybody knows how to fix that please let me know!

We have been focusing on making this into a positive experience.  It has been a really hard journey for Scott and our family, but we have also learned so much about ourselves, our family and our strengths.  After hearing and seeing so many other stories from patients at the rehab hospital we feel blessed with the prognosis that Scott has.  He is getting better and will be able to walk again.  Many patients at the hospital are not in that position.  Many of those people are truly inspiring, because they are also still looking for the positives and are Scott's biggest cheerleaders.  We have met some wonderful people during this journey and we are so thankful for them.  The support and outreach has been amazing and we can't thank everybody enough.  This experience has made me want to be a better person!

1 comment:

  1. Katrin you are an amazing person we are all so proud of you. You have an inner strength that is unbelievable. Scott is a lucky man to have you by his side. Scott there is no words to describe how strong you are. We are so proud of all your determination and drive. Continue the good work. As always we will continue to pray for your complete recovery.