Yesterday and today, we received a Spring snowfall in Colorado! It was beautiful how the snow fell and clung to the trees, making everything white. The snow and cold-ish weather meant that Taylor could not go outside to the gardens and enjoy the sunshine, but now that she has her life vest (defibrilator vest), she has been able to go to the apartment to have meals with us (John and Kit). The meals away from the hospital have been really nice because it makes it feel less like a hospital stay and more like home and normal life.
Taylor’s physical and occupational therapists have also given us a number of exercises that Taylor is suppose to practice outside of her regular sessions. We do these exercises on a mat table (a large table with a gym mat top surface, which sits low to the ground) during off hours (weekends and after 6pm weekdays) in the Therapy Gym. Surprisingly, we have all enjoyed these sessions. Taylor likes being able to lie on a flat surface, roll around, and move her arms and legs wherever she wants, since she is usually confined to either her hospital bed or wheelchair. We enjoy spending this “playtime” with Taylor and bonding with her. We are getting to know and love Taylor on a whole new level. In return, Taylor, who prior to her accident was fiercely independent, has been very appreciative (see May 7 “Conscientious” post) of us being there/taking care of her and shows us with her affection.