We continue to do pool therapies as well as the others and Jenny seems to be having larger movements in her right side, and has began moving more of her left side as of today. If anything, she is eating well and she can drink water as long as it is given by dropper or spoonful. We have an ENT appointment Monday and we hope for the best (meaning that the trache will come out). Jenny has not needed suctioning for over a week and she does not appear to have any problems with swallowing/breathing/clearing. Sophia has decided that she is the new therapist for Jenny’s arms, but tends to walk away with Jenny’s arms dangling from the side of the wheel chair. I caught Jenny trying to lift her right arm from a hanging position to almost having the arm rest on the arm rest.
Sophia has also claimed Jenny’s lap as her own personal sitting spot. She will take Jenny’s arms and wrap them around her self and tell everyone that mom is hugging her. The kids get so excited when they see their mom move a new muscle or do any large movement. Jenny has just began to feel able to discuss her stroke and trials without extreme emotional struggles. A friend of hers sent an excellent book by an LDS author called “Making Sense of Suffering”. We read a bit in the hospital but Jenny could not make it through a couple pages without needing to stop. It is an excellent book and Jenny feels that she has more direction and purpose. Jenny also made it through all 3 hours of church last Sunday. It appears that she has been fearing going to Relief Society because it tends to be more emotion evoking than the other meetings (It think the Relief Society women strive to make each other cry or it is not a good lesson). Jenny survived, so I think we are back to the full schedule as long as no other health problems get in the way.