Monday, August 30, 2010

Kjerstin made brownies today during one of her therapy sessions. She had a good time. It's the little things in life, like making brownies, that we take for granted sometimes. Remember to enjoy these moments. we have no promise for tomorrow. I just had a conversation with Colten tonight about not wishing your life away and living in the moment and enjoying your life while you can. I think this is something that we constantly have to remind ourselves of.

Kjerstin is having problems with her eyes and focusing again, so she is back to wearing those wonderful pink glasses. The y have one side taped to force her brain and eyes to function properly.

Each day she remembers a little more. Today she remembered her car is black. However, she doesn't remember much from school from her Freshman year. Sometimes telling her a story or showing her a picture helps spark a memory.

She us ready to come home & said that staying at the hospital until September 23 is going to be a very hard time. Can you imagine what she would think if she remembered the whole time she has been in the hospital?!

We started working on the house to get it ready tonight. We will be back working on it tomorrow and in the evenings on Wednesday & Thursday. We will go to Nebraska this weekend and resume work on the house on Monday. We will be laying the flooring on the Tuesday after Labor Day. If anyone is available to help, please come on by or call me for directions. Tomorrow we will be prepping the floor and painting & removing wall paper.

Kjerstin had another balance test today. She did great. The scale is from 1 to 56, with 56 being the best she can get. She had a score of 2 when she arrived at the rehab hospital and today she scored a 40! talk about progress. Once she reaches a 50, she will be able to walk on her own without anyone having to hold onto her belt.

She is texting some & they are letting her get on Facebook some too. The typing and texting help with her fine motor skills, which still needs improvement.

Her 16th birthday is coming soon so I asked her what she wanted. She said she had no idea. I told her we would have a big party & she said that sounded good. We will have so much fun.

Please keep Kjerstin in your prayers. She is doing amazing, but we still have a very long road ahead of us.

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