It was a pretty average week again. Mom plateaued a little a couple of weeks ago and there's not been a lot of change. Mom is being challenged to continue update her daily journal. This is stoke therapy 101 where she needs to write down her daily activities both from a 'to do' list but also from a 'what I did' list. This is important so that she can refer back to it to see what she did earlier. Short term memory is still her biggest challenge.
She spends a lot of time on the computer reading and responding to emails. I don't want to be mean here but please be aware that not all of her messages are totally accurate. If you have any questions on anything she may send you, please do not hesitate to contact Deb or me via email or cell because Mom continues to get confused on dates and times.
Highlights for the week include Mom going to Vintage Voices, Church Choir, Drake's H.S. Football game on Friday (Drake plays in the band), and her almost cutting off both her thumbs! Just kidding (sort of). Mom did cut both thumbs while cooking earlier this week. She now needs to learn that she can't do things the way she used to do. She must now use a cutting board and no longer can she cut towards her thumb while paring things. A few bandages later and thumbs up above her heart slowed the bleeding down and she made a fine Fonzie impression.
Until next week...