Formerly "Neil Stone Updates"

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Pillow Fight

Neil is progressing just fine. He gets a little stronger each day, which makes sitting and walking easier. (Remember though, he walks with two therapists holding him up on each side, moving his left leg for him.) He continues to show he can follow directions and understand. He can put his food up to his mouth, and has even scooped up some bites by himself. Even his facial muscles are beginning to show signs of control and movement. But his inattentiveness remains a problem. The successes come after much work at focusing on the question or task at hand. Still, we are so pleased at how far he has come, and I can't tell you how rewarding it is to see little glimpses of his personality come through. For instance, his therapist had him laying on a mat so he could move freely, exercise some muscles, and get his wiggles out. While she turned her head to consult with some of the medical staff, Neil picked up a pillow and threw it at her! Yes, this therapist happens to be female, young, and cute. I'm not at all surprised that he would be flirting :-)


Polly said...

All of these baby steps are so amazing!! What was the therapists reaction to the pillow fight? I think that's funny. Cindy

Meredith said...

These therapists are so amazing. They have amazing patience and drive and focus. I am sure they are having a good time with our Fatty! Good one, Neil!