Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Spasticity clinic at RHI

We took Ada to see Dr. Dave' at RHI. I was concerned about her left arm because she holds it up at the right angle most of the time and won't let me stretch or exercises it. She can relax and stretch her arms down to about 10-15 degree. She showed off by walking with me down the hall but gave all the therapists hard time when they want to stretch her arms and legs for evaluation.
She was pretty mad till young Dr. Dave' walked in and Ada smiled at him. Her beautiful smile had brighten the room and everyone started laughing. Abby said "once a flirt, always a flirt". Thanks Abby for going with us.
She will need another Botox shot at her arm, other than that she is fine and the baclofen is at the right dose. A few nurses had stopped by and say hello to Ada.
As for me, it is wonderful to be able to walk around the house in pajama. Since the accident, I had been staying at the hospital, then nursing home, then sister-in-law and her family moved in. I was always fully dress for everyone's sake. Noy and her family just bough a house and had moved out, Terry is in Thailand visiting his mom, Archie's at IU - Bloomington and Arthy sleeps all day, I can move freely around the house in my PJ. Also cooking for 2 people is so much easier so I ask Ada's nurse to join us for dinner.
I will set up the room up stair for my studio, so when I really feel like working, I can go up there while the nurse is taking care of Ada. Massive cleaning is underway.

7 comments:

cbarniak said...

Botox in the arm, wow.

Good luck renovating the room. God knows how much of a task that can be. That's great that you have a minute alone now. I know it's been hard having so much going on in that house, but it's just because everyone loves ya so dang much :)

koreanirishmom said...

It's great to have the new space and have plans...don't let anything stand in your way.

Love to both of you
Ardis

Anonymous said...

Your determination, attentiveness, flexability, let alone your heart of Gold will not and does not go unnoticed. You are a remarkable woman.

AngelaBradley said...

The room will look great! Keeping Ada in my thoughts

Anonymous said...

Ponsawani and Ada:

Ada is something else! Amazing! Abby hit the nail on the head with her comment! Glad all was found well.

Great idea of your studio! Keep it going...You deserve the space. It is nice to have a more empty house once in a while and be able to cook for less people and stay in your PJs. Good for you!

Thanks for keeping us updated. Love and hugs!

Anonymous said...

Hurray for staying in ones PJs! I'm afraid I've set a bad example for my family. As soon as they get home everyone puts on their PJs and only "redress" when it time to go out again. Looking forward to seeing some more of your lovely polymer work. Your daughter's progress continues to inspire us all. Thank you for the updates.

Ting said...

Good luck with resuming space for your artistic soul, while maintaining your role as a caring mother and wife.
Thanks for keeping us up to date. I am looking forward to hear what Ada will be doing next.