Thursday, June 25, 2009

Guess who has figured out how to hoist his body into a sitting position, hook his strong left leg over the edge of the bed, and launch his body onto an unforgiving hospital floor. The 24/7 constant care folks are back to make certain that Chris doesn't attempt this again.

Last night he was happy to see me for about 5 minutes..then his mood changed drastically as he became agitated and determined to get out of bed to go to the bathroom on his own.

Unfortunately, for the time being anyway, it is physically impossible... but try telling him that..he was quite stern with me and was less than impressed with my rebuttal. I had to gently contain him (man is he ever strong) and received an earfull of very bad words for my efforts.

That's OK because I believe that his fierce countenance and determination will allow Chris to make huge strides in his physical rehab. He calmed down after several other attendants convinced him to delay his expedition. Whew!

There seems to be a rhythm to these visits UP/down/UP/down but Chris is making progress..I certainly wasn't prepared for his current Houdini routine? I can appreciate that he wants to get out of there..well no I can't imagine how MUCH he wants to get out of there.

I will keep asking Chris if he is ready for some new visitors..I think that would do him some good, but so far he insists on waiting until he is in a better place..which I interpret as meaning the Rehab Centre as well as a clearer mind. Until then I will keep mentioning those of you who email & comment here. He needs to know that he is special...

..and speaking of special, his little episode last night is evidence that the mental and physical reconstruction sort of see-saw independently. My guess/wish is that the two will soon intersect and then Chris will be off to the races.


8 comments:

MJ said...

I know you won't take his reaction personally and that's good because people who are ill often lash out at those they love just because their anger and frustration has to go SOMEWHERE.

He's at the starting post, all right.

My money's on Chris.

zIggI said...

Chris you are special X

Dogmatic Pragmatist said...

Good news that he has the energy to do it, bad news he is actually trying.

Let's hope the race starts soon!

Laurie said...

So good to see your updates, Donn.

It sounds like he is gaining physical strength rapidly...so good to hear.

I hope he's ready for visitors soon, I really think that will help his recovery alot. Have visa will travel! :)

Also, thanks for telling him that we continue to ask about him and send our best.

Hugs,
Laurie

anna said...

Talk about strong-willed. Holy moly... and I thought *I* needed a spanking! ;)

I know he's very frustrated, but it sounds like he's making wonderful progress. I have faith in him - he will continue to progress and he will soon be in that "better place" where he wants to be.

Stace said...

Impressive acrobatics. The idiot :) Hugs!

joyce said...

the brain- a fascinating piece of work...

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