We have said our goodbyes to this schedule. Oh, we'll still have a daily schedule. There's plenty of therapy ahead of us--much of which we'll be doing ourselves. But this one is over. Sunday is all ours for packing up and saying farewell.
Dont' be fooled by the "Rest/Free Time." Neil was always very tired after this therapies, but unable to actually nap because of some of his meds. So while he got off his feet for a little while, we would usually work on memory skills, cognitive games, or writing. Often we'd take a walk when he felt rested, or just talk. It's been awesome to see his ability to understand and carry on a conversation improve over a relatively short time.
Our best talking times have been in the evenings, before bed. Maybe it's because the responsibilities of the day are over, or some of his medications have worn off--I'm not sure---but he becomes so thoughtful and open. We delight in his insightful, yet simple, comments and questions. It's the real Neil coming out and gives us so much hope for what his future holds.