Taylor got to spend some time with her bud, Leilah, who she has known since third grade. Also, her brother Nathan and his girlfriend Arielle were here visiting so Taylor finally got to spend some time with people her own age. Here are some pictures:
Taylor got a new room at Craig. It is called a Family Suite and includes a section with a hospital bed that looks like a typical hospital room. Further into the room is another section that includes a kitchenette, a small dining table and a pull out sleeper couch. This room helps her family learn the ins and outs of caring for her once she goes home. You can see it in the pictures above.
Out for a Stroll
Taylor is now approved for all kinds of activities outside the hospital now that her defibrillator is implanted. We found a lovely path where we walked along a flowing creek, watched a bit of a high school baseball game, and then put Taylor on the grass for a few moments.
Taylor loves to pull pranks and uses them to keep things fun. She wanted me to include one of them here.
Knowing that Nathan and Arielle were coming to see her, Taylor got an idea to use a novelty toy she has to make some fun. She has a toy brain made out of soft foam. When you squeeze the brain it makes a flatulent sound. Her idea was to put the toy under her mid section and when Nathan and Arielle show up she could wiggle a bit and make the toy sound off. She did this to great effect for about two or three minutes. It went like this “PTHFEET! I’m sorry… PHFETHEFET! Sorry, I am taking medicine that makes me have gas… PFTTTTPH, oh, I’m so sorry.” Eventually Taylor’s mom pulled out the toy and let Arielle and Nathan know they were punked. Taylor’s fun attitude keeps everyone laughing.