Sunday, September 28, 2008

Walking unassisted

Kira is making good progress!

Today she was walking unassisted, and without a cane! She even walked up and down some small flights of stairs. The doctors are giving her an anti-spasmodic medication and keeping her right foot in a brace to help keep her foot stabilized while she is walking. She hasn't been eating much, probably because the pain medication (fentanyl patch and Norco) decreases her appetite. But, her need for pain medication is decreasing and that is a good sign.

Kira's therapy has been stepped up a bit so that she is working hard enough to get tired. The therapists were emphasizing how important it is for her to rest in between sessions, but she wasn't getting tired enough to rest.

Baby Ross visits his mom at the hospital every day and she has been changing him with her left hand. Kira's mom reports that the baby is very calm with her and can sense that something special is happening. For now Kira is requesting that her visitors are limited to only her immediate family, but she knows that we are all thinking about her and anxious to visit with her when she is ready.

3 comments:

Jessie said...

Kira,
Your stegnth is amazing! We are so happy to hear that you are progressing so well. We can't wait to see your smiling face and give you a big hug. Keep up the good work!
Love you!
Jessie and Markam

Bahar said...

Kira-
I am so excited to hear all the good news. I admire your strength and determination to get better. I know that you will continue to get better with God, your family & friends, and your beautiful baby pulling for you.
Love,
Bahar

Allison said...

Kira,
It's been good to see so many positive posts about your progress! Sounds like you're really making srides! We are here for you if you need anything at all.