Friday; Rehab Day-1; fear, hard work, shower, and only a little vomit.
2023-03-17 (Friday) - Rehab Day-1; fear, hard work, shower, and only a little vomit
- Mary called this morning and Melissa was having a VERY bad day. For purposes of Rehab, they listed her as legally blind -- and Melissa kinda of lost it. TBI (traumatic brain injury) still takes down one's defenses and leaves you a little more hyper-focused on a single thing. Not a happy wife.
- I was able to talk her down, as she knows I'll tell her the truth. And I explained we don't know... but reminded her how much her vision had already progressed; a week ago she was having halucinations, and she has had brief times when she can see better/further than others. She was able to recognize me, what I was wearing, her Mom, the same with my brother from further away. So there's still some hope.
- She sat up for long periods in a wheelchair, stood up for a bit, took a couple steps, only threw up a few times (don't know what that's about), then got to take a shower, more Physical Therapy. She works HARD, and through the pain (like a torn up shoulder/pectoral, thanks to her pacemaker). She had occupational therapy, and cognitive tests that are showing her memory and cognitive awareness is really good.
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