Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Daily Walks

Scott has been making great progress these past few weeks.  His mood is finally stabilized which, after a rocky few months, has brought some routine and stability back to their home.  Jen, with the help of Scott's caretakers, has been working very hard to get him on a routine.  Having a routine will create some predictability and allow his brain to start to recognize patterns in his day which will help him with his short term memory and aid in his recovery. As part of this process Scott has been accompanying Jen on a morning walk with the dogs.  This is huge progress for Scott!  He requires very minimal assistance during these walks and is learning to navigate the hills and neighborhood again.  Most of all it is just great that he able to get out, get some activity and enjoy some fresh air.

His physical therapist has also recommended him for more intensive, outpatient therapy which he should be starting in the next week or so.  The fact that he is ready to move from the routines he has been doing at home to outpatient therapy in a gym facility, where he will have access to more challenging exercises, is a great sign.

I've even talked to him on the phone a few times recently and he sounds great.

He is making amazing progress.

Andy O commented recently that he was over visiting and Scott had just beat his caretaker in Uno!

Speaking of visitors, now is a great time for Scott to have visits.  If you are interested in coming by to see him please call or email Jen first to set up a good time to come.  Mornings are best, as he is pretty exhausted by the end of the day.

And, if you haven't already heard, there is another benefit concert taking place in San Francisco in the coming month - Sunday, February 24th.  You can find information on that event here:  http://www.facebook.com/events/148673565286245/

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