Sunday, November 8, 2009

BIRTHDAY PRESENT



Chris will probably be released by the end of November...maybe next Friday?

Chris continues to make terrific gains in physio therapy and the reward for all of his latest efforts will mean the difference between relying more on his walker than a wheelchair.

Chris is able to walk on his own for short distances. This will make a big difference while getting around his apartment.

Chris also mentioned that he would like to get two kittens or cats to keep him company, although I don't know if pets are allowed in his apartment?

Next Sunday Chris turns 54.

I'm hoping that they'll let me take him out to a movie.

My best guess is that he'll be released the following Friday and begin the next phase of his journey.

I am going to help him get set up on his computer and make it as easy as possible for him to access his Facebook and Blog sites.

Naturally you should expect a lot of brief "hi" and "thanks"  replies for a while until he regains his stride on the keyboard, won't that be fantastic?

I'm planning to post a photographic essay on his return home and then my original mandate will have been completed.

I'll post his links & email address here to ensure that you can get in touch.

I hope that Chris will be able to look back on these pages and appreciate how far he has come..



and like you, I look forward to reading his "take" on it someday soon.


Thank you all for the encouragement.

10 comments:

eroswings said...

That is excellent news! Way to go, WW! I'm happy to hear how well you're doing and it's amazing just how far you've come.

mago said...

YOu are making progress! Good to see, good to hear. Hope you can regain as much as possible.

tuti said...

wheee!! to good times again! chris has made tremendous improvement and donn, you have been the world's bestest friend to him.
i envy your friendship!
-luv, misti

angel said...

This is so very exciting!

Stace said...

That is so amazingly wonderfully fantastic!! :) Is he exited about his impending release? Nervous? I'm sure he'll be just fine, anyway, with such great friends and family to support him.

Laurie said...

I am so happy to hear the good news! He must be so happy. I knew it was his birthday...sure hope you can take him out for a movie.

Cats are wonderful therapy and in the states you can get a prescription for therapy animals (which includes cats) and then the landlords have to allow them in. I hope you have something like that in Canada so that he can get his cats.

Cazzie!!! said...

Wonderful news chris, your hard work and dedication has worked a treat.. every day is such a wonderful bonus... small steps often equals a wonderous journey.
Thanks Donn for your wonderful updatages mate :)

Debra said...

Absolutely fabulous news! Best birthday present ever:-)

Tidalgrrrl said...

fantastic news!! happy early birthday, Chris!!

tuti said...

happy birthday, chris!
i'll be seeing you in facebook!
-mistipurple