Had an excellent stretch session, as you can see below. I did a lot of pulling and swinging of Nicks legs while he was face down. He loves that! And today we could go a lot further than usual.
We faxed all of our financial information into The Challenge Center, and then found out that it might be even longer until he’s accepted. It’s a long story, but it sounds like we should begin expanding our search of a specialized spinal cord injury rehab center. We just can’t keep waiting. Nicks life is on hold while we wait, and our tolerance is dwindling. We’ve got to act now! No matter how much home based therapy he does, it just can’t replace the one-on-one, specialized training, with specific equipment, that a place like The Challenge Center can offer.
Had a great afternoon with friends at our house. It’s not often we hang with children, but today was so fun! We spent time with the most fun little girl named Sydney. She made us both laugh so much. Loud belly laughs! Thanks Dave and Kellie for lunch and a great time catching up. It’s nice to have friends around to break up the monotony of our daily grind. The only down side is that Nick sometimes forgets to get up and practice walking while friends are here. Sounds like a fair trade off though. Sometimes.
Then tonight, since I was on a roll of having fun, I decided to do no more chores! So, I hooked up our new RockBand game to the Xbox and played for a few hours. Ouch! My hands are not conditioned for that. I’m surprised I am able to type right now because my hands are so painful. But the joy that Nick and I experienced while playing a few Green Day songs together, was priceless. An excellent way to unwind, relax and have fun for absolutely no reason.