Trying to Stand

At the physical therapy session today, they put Taylor in a machine to help her stand. The machine looked like a desk with a seat and bumpers where her shins go. When Taylor was seated in this contraption, they cranked a lever, which started to lift and tilt her seat forward and caused her to put pressure on her feet.   The PTs tilted the seat just a little at first to have Taylor get used to the pressure on her shins and feet. When they felt she could tolerate more, they lifted and tilted the seat more, which caused her to stand taller with more weight on her feet. When she got used to this position, they cranked up the seat again until Taylor was almost standing. Then they asked her to use the muscles in her legs to force her hips forward to stand completely on her legs. She did this about four times total, holding each stand for 1-2 seconds. It doesn’t sound like much, but this is the first time that Taylor has stood up since her accident, over 6 weeks ago.

10 thoughts on “Trying to Stand

  1. Kit, you said it doesn’t sound like much? To me it sounds like a SO MUCH! She’s spent the last six week off of her feet, and for her to be able to do this on the first try is huge! You have a fighter!!! I have no doubt that she will make a full recovery! You’re still in my thoughts and prayers, every single day! 🙂

  2. Taylor, I love how you are beating the odds. You and your parents are remarkable! I am a friend of your dad, and of Inge, and have been cheering for you all. Keep it up girl!

  3. SO proud of you. I know you can do it Taylor, keep amazing everyone with your progress and determination. Show us the real boss you are 😉
    your favorite neighbor, Rachel

  4. Hi guys!! I’m following the progress with Dalia. You are the bomb Taylor!!
    Keep up the good work.

  5. Hi Taylor and Kit and John.
    Thinking about you a lot,all this good news happening. We are on our way,Champ!!
    Love you baby doll.

  6. Taylor, I’m so happy , my eyes are full of joy-tears!!! when I see in my mind your learning to stand all over again! What an enormous effort and an enormous accomplishment and healing step. Taylor is perfect.

    Kit, thank you for all the wonderful news! I start my every morning turning on my PC and love the way you and John keep everyone up-to-date. Then I have my tea. Can’t wait to hug you and meet Taylor. I plan to meet Denise and Marc tomorrow and we’ll rejoice. Love Nina Ahlstrin-Sarracino

  7. AMAZING. Taylor we love you and are so proud of you! You are the best. Keep up the great work. You are doing so well.

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