Jenny has a semi-private room with an unlikely chance of having a room mate, so she has more room for family and friends to spread out it. I brought our laptop to finish an on-line defensive driving course (before the deadline expires tonight) and Jenny began looking all excited about getting on-line. I realized that she had so many activities that involved the internet that I should have hooked her up sooner. Her vision is still difficult, so I read most things for her. I showed her this web site since she has heard so much about it and the comments. We checked out her Primary message boards. She was punished by hearing me complete the 3 hour defensive driver course (24/25 was my passing score). I’m sure Jenny answered all the questions right in her head though. I promised her a little trip to the e-bay web site if she worked hard today. Jenny is a bit scared and emotional about her change. She still states she wants to be here, but I can only imagine how scary it can be for her to have limited knowledge of her surroundings and having to trust strange new people with every aspect of her daily living.
She was excited to hear that they expected her to be dressed in other clothes besides a hospital gown. I brought in a few changes of clothes/nice pajamas. I also told her of the posibility of a shower. Her eyes really lit up on that suggestion. Unlike the other 3 hospitals, she came here with the assumption that she will improve use of her voluntary motor functions. Every place else had the goal of preserving life and stabalizing her. Therefore, she is treated by staff as though she will improve. Well, it is time to begin rehab, so I’m off to cheer and support.