Formerly "Neil Stone Updates"

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Ever Have One of Those Days...

...where you just don't have your A game? You know, where you're not at your best and feeling your sharpest? Yeah, me too. So maybe it was one of those days for Neil today. Perhaps it had something to do with it being the weekend so he was off his regular schedule. Anyway, perseverations abounded, conversations were short, and so was his memory. I'm sure grateful for visiting friends who took it in stride.

On the other hand, he sure wants to walk. In fact, he wants to so badly that he does. I mean, he tries to stand up out of his chair and start walking when he wants to go somewhere. That would be fine and dandy if he had all his strength and balance. He definitely can walk, but he is very unsteady on his feet and needs someone by his side at all times. Technically we're not supposed to let him walk without a therapist because we haven't been trained to assist him yet, but we are allowed to help him transfer between his chair and the bed, and if the chair happens to be across the room, well, I'm not going to carry him... ;-)


Hancock family said...

Would you think he'd be (almost) walking by now, just a month ago? I didn't. That's so great to hear.

HMStammler said...

Hi! I just wanted to let you know that we are continuing to keep track of Neil's progress and are super proud of how far he has come. I know that there is along road ahead but as I know you know love and support are priceless and Neil seems to have an abundance from his family and friends!! Keep up the good work Neil, your Dad's friends at work are thinking of you and your family and praying that you keep making great progress everyday!! All the best!!!