I am pleased to report that we are settling into our new routines and I have found a little time to write. Jenny has shown a few improvements. She has increased her range of movement in her right leg and can muster a little movement in her left leg. We tried dringking from a straw again. For the first time, Jenny is able to put her mouth around it and can draw the water up a little in the straw. It is so close to the real thing! Its implications make the possibility of speech so much more real.
I think Jenny wrote that she has tried playing the piano again. She does very well and I have to relenquish my position as best pianist in the family (her one hand playing is now better than mine).
The kids have enjoyed playing with their mom lately. Zach was excite to have his mom play red light/green light because he realized that it was a great game for her to play. Appearantly, he had planned for a while and made actual stop/go signs for the event. Zach also likes being the only kid who knows what mom is spelling to him. He kind of likes the power of knowing and not having to tell his sisters. This ability also makes him a huge help for me. At times, he is able to find out what Jenny needs when I am busy with something else. Many times, he can help Jenny himself.
The kids have also learned how to hitch a free ride off the back of Jenny’s chair. The gears have been turning and they plan some sort of permanent way to surf behind their mom. In the mean time, the two girls like to ride on Jenny’s lap and Zach rides the back of the chair like he is on a dog sled. No matter how hard I try to jockey for position, I always have to walk.