Monday, March 16, 2009

Her first 20 steps

Today we put Ada on the walker for the first time since we stopped going to Rehab. The problem was, at the Rehab, either Connie or Cara will stay behind her helping with Ada's left leg and left foot. We put her on the standing frame in the living room, then I sat her down on her wheelchair and put the walker in front of her. She resisted and did not want to stand up. Oh yes, if she doesn't want to stand up, both of us, Val and me can't even get her to stand up. I open her bedroom door and tell her that if she walk to her room, then she we will leave her alone. She got up on the walker and start walking, by herself, with her right step and then left. I was in the front, guiding the walker, Val was behind her with her hand on Ada's hip. 20 steps later, she walked through the door, went straight to her bed, turn around and sit down. Val and I were just in shock, I might have stopped breathing for a few second. I called dad, Ardis and Connie to tell them the good news. I hope you get excited like I am. Good news today and more to come, I hope.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Woohoooooo!!! More good news from Ada. That is fantastic!!

Go Ada, go!!!

Susan Turney said...

What wonderful news! It's always good to hear of Ada's accomplishments and today's news that she's understanding is just so encouraging!!!! I'm so happy for all of you. The future seems to be brightening!

Kim Cavender said...

Hooray! Don't stop fighting, Ada! You can do it!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news! I am so very happy for all of you. I sure know where Ada gets her determination.....it's from you Ponsawan, it's from you. :)

Christie said...

Oh my goodness, Ponsawan, that is fantastic news!! Just fantastic!

Aunt Ting said...

Hey Ada,
You remembered how to walk and you have just made up your mind to walk. Come on Ada, show us what else you have worked out in your brilliant brain.
I am so thrilled with your news.
Hugs and kisses.

Melanie said...

"Oh Happy Day"....Miss Ada so many people from all over the world are watching your progress...praying for this day!...and look at you go!...I only wish I could have seen the look on your Moms face... :)

Anonymous said...

A giant step towards independence. Bravo. Good on you Ada. Cheers to mum and dad and family and friends who love Ada.

Anonymous said...

Hope that we are as excited??? Of course, I am thrilled!!!!!!!! I wish I would have been there with the two of you and Val. This is fantastic, Ponsawani. Wonderful...and this is just a taste of everything she is going to do!!!

Congratulations for giving her choices..she wasted no time un making a decision and going for it! With a strong mind like hers, it made sense to give her the power to make her own decision....Way to go...you are a genius, Ponsawani and so are you, Ada. Like mother like daughter. Love and hugs

WonderfulWire said...

So wonderful!!! Thank you for such fantastic news!

kimequa said...

I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wow! Thank you SO much for sharing!

So excited to hear :)

More to come.. for sure!

cu# 18350124 said...

You are so brilliant; after this you and Ada can rewrite a book on brain injury and full recovery.

Way to go! I am in awe.

Love,
Yui

Anonymous said...

Wow how wonderful! this is Anna marie, I sent the message to Grant and he's really happy! God is goog!

Anonymous said...

God is Good!!

Michelle said...

Excellent news for today!

Macey Leigh said...

GO ADA GO!!!

Macey Leigh said...

GO ADA GO!!!