July 08, 2011

Outpatient Therapy

Yesterday Garren had his first experience with outpatient therapy. Of course, the only real difference is that we drive him to his therapy now, instead of having them come to our home. It's another step toward recovery.

He met two great therapists. They are so great to work with, and they are so eager to continue with Garren's rehab.

I've ben working with Garren's walking at home. I took him to the pool last Saturday, and helped him walk in the water. He does so well moving his legs underwater. It's so good for him. We went back on Wednesday and did the same thing. One of the lifeguards commented that she could see a difference already in his walking, that he was doing better than the last time! It's amazing to hear comments like those. I also get him walking at home with the walker. Yesterday we walked out the front door, down the front steps, down the driveway, across the street and then all the way back again. About 300 feet. He did really well, though the last 100 feet I could tell he was getting tired. The furthest he had gone before that was about 250 feet.

We're still praying, waiting, and watching to see what happens overnight, while he's asleep. He has some great nights, and then some nights where he struggle a little more. I think it's just another phase that he will grow out of, just like we've seen many times already. We will continue to pray for that.


Nicole Bruscato said...

It was so great to see you guys at the pool! Garren, you a such a wonderful person and we were very happy to finally meet you. We will continue to pray for you all.
God bless,
-Nicole, Vanessa, and Mitchell

our little love nest said...

So good! We will keep praying for all of you.
~Don, Dee, Brodie, Bre, Bayley and Bella

Anonymous said...

Keep putting one foot in front of the other Garren, whether on land or under water! Encouraging news for us watching your progress. Thank You Lord!

Donna Lochridge

jay said...

This reminds me so much of my recovery. Make it to the mailbox, then make it to the stop sign, then make it to the next house. It is the small victories that lead to the big ones. Keep pushing a little further each time and before long that great victory comes. Keep up the hard work Garren. God will give you the strength to go a little further each day.

Anonymous said...

Today is Sat., July 9th...it is hot...I wonder how many folks will remember the heat in January, when we hear so many stating how cold it is...odd, isn't it? We are a complaining people, instead of a contented lot...Garren, I just want you to remember and know it deep within yourself, that God is totally for you...and that He won't forget the "heat" of this trial....God will give you the strength to do all that He has planned for you to do...big or little, God has your back...even when you feel "cold" in your progress...love & prayers, Sandy & Russ

Sara G said...

Keep it up Garren! You are an inspiration. I'm still working on my walking too. God Bless!

tammywingate said...

Garren, you are just amazing!!!! Keep up the good work. i LOVE reading how far you are going with your steps....soon it will be marathons with your dad!!! (-:
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Kitty @ Four Little Toms and a Mom said...

I love reading the comments on here almost as much as I love hearing about all the steps towards the new great purpose in life Garren is making!