Josh had some scans done of his insides to make sure they were all working properly. So of course, it messes with his schedule. But he did some different transfers. The couch in our room, a restaurant booth and a handicap accessible toilet. Sorry, no pics of that. Lol!
Just a normal day today. The only excitement was a visit from Leatt's rider support guy, Paul Lindsey. He lives in Colorado Springs and came up to see Josh. They have never met before, just over the phone, so it was really nice to finally meet him.
Today Joe had Josh do some truck transfers in the truck I've been driving, so we will feel comfortable going places in it together. Plus, tomorrow we are going to go to a handicap accessible showroom to see different ideas on how to alter our home, with Joe and Mackenzie, and we legally cannot ride with them. So Josh has to ride with me in the truck:). Scary!
Later today, after dinner, they did a track and fields expo with a couple of Olympic coaches. They showed a bunch of us the different events that take place there. They had 2 different race chairs, javelin, shot put and discus. So, Josh got in one of the race chairs and raced this kid, Aaron, who has the same injury as him. He has been racing them for the past few years. Funny thing, he is friends with Paul Lindsey and he was just telling us about him yesterday! Small world. Josh tried all the events, but liked the race chair the most. The coaches are stoked and are really encouraging him to hook up with a Paralympic coach from Las Vegas. So don't be surprised if you see him racing around town in a race chair! Haha!
He actually got a couple of good workouts today in P.T. and O.T. Since pool therapy was going to be the same time as fit class, Joe had him do his fit class workout with him. He was hurting after that. Then for O.T, Josh had that same girl who is very "hands on", lol, and she had him kneel up, do push-ups and kneel down. It is crazy how hard those moves are without your core muscles. Those were all new moves for him and he did very well with them. His balance and strength is getting better and better every day.
So, in our education class today, we both learned that when we get home, I am not to be just a caregiver. I have to do the things I did before, or it'll lead to depression. So that made me happy for Josh to hear that I should still play volleyball and do all the fun things I used to do....and still be a mom and a homemaker....which I actually have been missing so much! I kind of miss doing the dishes and sweeping and laundry....well, lets not go too far. Haha! ;).
So, one of the wonderful things they have here is, doggie visits if you want them. So we got visited by this sweet, 11 yr old Newfoundland dog. He was so cute! That is the kind of dog we need! But he might die in Nevada with that coat. He would be perfect for Josh though! Since they are "working dogs", he could train him to get stuff for him, so I won't have to! Haha! Or pull him up really hard hills???
Well, it's been 6 weeks since his surgery, so we are praying he will get this brace off really soon! They took an X-ray on Friday, so hopefully they will feel confortable about it going off. They are very conservative and precautious around here, which is good, so we shall see. Here's to a great week! :-)