Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Update

Wow. I guess I haven't updated in a while.
ODS continues to make progress in his healing. He does still have a few physical issues which are being addressed. He has "right sided neglect" which is a fancy way of saying that his right side is not really keeping up with his left. His balance is still off, but he is making huge strides, no pun intended. One of the biggest issues he is currently facing is his vision. He is suffering from double vision. He currently is wearing dark glasses with one lens covered to help him to be able to see. The hope is that this will resolve as his brain continues to heal. He has been referred to a specialist who does vision re-training. She is very busy and very expensive, so please pray that God's will be done in this area.
According to the Speech Pathologist, ODS is probably a full 7 on the revised 10 step Rancho scale. She said that the staff are all really happy about this as usually they are seeing patients leave at only a level 5. He is watching some TV, playing some video games, and carrying on conversations. There are some things which are difficult to assess due to his broken (casted) right wrist. He will probably need physical therapy for this once the cast is finally off. His continued physical issues are the reason he continues to be in rehab. Insurance covers only for physical...they don't care as much about the cognitive issues.

There is still the matter of my ex husband and I not getting along. I am making every effort that I can to be pleasant and put our son's needs first when we happen to meet up at the rehab. He is not making the same effort, however, and last night refused to allow me into a discussion with the Speech Pathologist. She spoke to me separately afterward and apologized. Anyway, please continue to offer prayers for all the family that we may all love ODS more than we dislike each other and that we may put his needs first.
Thank you all for your continued prayers!
Love in Christ Jesus to all!

Dear Lord,
Your will be done.
Amen.

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