Thank God Project Walk is such a professional operation. Their lovely scheduler called us at 8am to let us know his primary therapist was out sick today (hope you feel better soon Bri), and that his other therapist Eric would be covering for her. We also discovered that we thought his therapy was later in the day, when it was really an early session. Good on them for being so thorough. Maybe we’ll get ourselves straight one of these days!
It’s a good thing Nick napped on the way down to Carlsbad, because he had a very intense workout. I think that’s the most I’ve seen him sweat at Project Walk. Eric said something I really liked today too. He said that as long as Nick is in their doors, he needs to be walking with the crutches. That’s a great idea. As exhausting as it is, he needs to begin developing the habit of reaching for the crutches rather than the wheelchair. Because at some point, it will truly be a matter of habit and comfort level, not ability. I don’t see him giving up the wheelchair completely any time soon, but the more he can get used to maneuvering around without it, the better. The only down side is that it’s impossible for him to do anything but just walk. So, he can’t carry anything or open doors, and he tires very easily. He’ll just have to work on it daily, and build slowly in order to get out of the chair entirely.