show details Mar 19 (10 days ago)
Shannon has had a good week in physio. She has stood with the aid of her calipers everyday this week. She is connecting to her legs most days while standing, with connections to the left being stronger. They are pushing her legs forward and backward as she stands and her PT says she can tell that both legs are initiated by Shannon with the right leg the strongest. The PT said she has barely had to assist on several steps and the backward movements are stronger than forward. And, on the bed workout, her leg exercises are stronger.
Her blood pressure continues to be erratic, but it is erratic in Dallas, too. Most of the time she doesn't feel dizzy, but they take precautions with her nonetheless.
No new procedures this week, but they assure us it will all happen, so I expect we will get another procedure next week.
We have decided to go to the Taj Mahal on Sunday with a young man from Australia, his dad, and their caregiver. It seems safer to me for us to go with others. We will travel in a private taxi and have a guide at Agra. We are leaving @ 6:30 am and will get back that night. We are told it takes @ four hours to get there, mostly because we have to go through a number of villages and the traffic backs up. Also, cows and other animals are numerous outside of Delhi.
We went to a market last weekend with a couple of other patients. Shannon was able to see the neighborhood and traffic. Three wheelchairs rolling through the market streets were not any more different than elephants, painted goats, cows and bulls, tuk tuks and all the others trying to use the roads. We took a male nurse from the hospital to wheel Shannon and I was very glad he came along.
The weather is changing quickly. It is much warmer, getting into 90s now with a lot of humidity. (ACTUALLY, HUMIDITY IS ONLY IN TEENS - 40'S.