Thursday, January 5, 2012

Day four of therapy

Here is how we began our day...
Lila throwing a fit on the floor at 7:30 a.m.
Lila now has not napped in 6 days, and is really a total mess.  She went back into bed two times this morning to regroup and see if we could start the day over again, getting up on the right side of the bed this time.  Didn't totally work, but here we are at therapy.  Przemek said that she is the weakest today, as compared to the past three days.  She is falling over a lot, and can not seem to catch her balance.  Bummer.  So, I went to the store to get a remedy for restlessness, a sleep aid that I hope will allow her to relax and nap today.  Because she is so restless, she is also waking up between 5:30 and 6:00 a.m...seems like the less sleep she gets, the less the duration is of her sleep (if that makes sense :-)  WOW!  Double whammy for her!  Hope this remedy helps her :-)

The first 30 minutes of therapy went well, as she is really gaining more control of her balance.  Watch and see :-)

As for the rest of the morning, not so good.  The only good thing that happened following this video, was that after therapy I decided that Lila could eat her lunch in the stroller while we went for a walk along the lakefront.  It allowed me to get some exercise, and her to relax a bit before heading back to the hotel for a nap.  She is in bed right now, so the verdict is still out as to whether she'll get some rest or not :-)

Thankfully, Lake Pontchartrain is only 5 minutes from her therapy, so we can plan to do that every afternoon...yay for me! :-)  Next time I will bring my camera, as the architecture along the lake is pretty amazing...different from anything I've seen before.  The homes have captured me with floor to ceiling doors all along the fronts of these homes, bordered by floor to ceiling shutters all in bold colors.  I will take some photos over the next day or so :-)

Until next time, have a great day!

1 comment:

  1. It's breaking my heart knowing you two are struggling so, wish I could have come with you to give you a break. If Lila is not sleeping well maybe it means she is just too excited to do so. She is so much stronger than she has EVER been, lets hope the next few days will straighten out her sleep pattern. Hang in there. We are rooting for you both.xoxoxo