Monday, January 3, 2011
Monday Afternoon, January 3rd, 2011 !!!
It is official! Unless something unforeseen happens, Josh is moving to Bryn Mawr Rehab early tomorrow morning! This is fantastic news and everyone reading his blog should take a moment to rejoice along with us!
A tour of Bryn Mawr Rehab's Brain Injury Unit proved it to be a light-filled, bustling ward with several young people currently being treated there. Josh will have a roommate, receive three hours or more of daily therapy right from the start, and will get to work both individually and in groups with therapy dogs, which we know he will love. The therapists there will focus on occupational therapy (getting dressed, brushing your teeth, etc.), speech therapy to get his voice reactivated, and physical therapy to get him upright and moving his arms, hands, legs, and feet. All of this will continually stimulate and re-awaken his consciousness, and hopefully start to bring him back to himself.
The rest of our family is happily moving home tonight, though the folks at Staybridge Hotels could not have been nicer or more accommodating. The return to home, work, and school reassures us all that life will continue, though it is radically different then one could have ever imagined.
The focus for all of our hopes and prayers can be to let Josh know that it is safe to wake up now. That we are waiting to see in him the slow miracle that the specialist at Bryn Mawr Rehab are known for. Please keep him in your thoughts this evening as he spends one more peaceful night here in the ICU.
Much love to all,