Today was a BIG day for Andrew. He was in his wheelchair for 7 + hours! His day was very busy from 11 am until 5 pm. He participated in occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy. The occupational therapist created a special splint for his thumb to help him practice movement with his fingers. The speech therapist made him do math problems - the hardest part was reading his own writing, but of course he got all the answers correct! The physical therapist moved him right along to try the tilt table - this is a flat surface he lies down on and his feet rest on a plate. The object of the tilt table is to start to stand him up, forcing weight on his bones and muscles. The therapists tip the table up at increments of 15 degrees - he made it to 45 degrees, a great start! Andrew had a busy night as well - he had his first shower! He said it felt so good and was happy to be clean!
Keep the comments coming - Andrew is built up by them and it encourages him to work hard. Andrew is in a routine of reading the comments every night on his blackberry before he goes to sleep.