February 29, 2008

Haley Chaney Update for 2-29-2008

Haley Chaney's Care Page at Lutheran was updated this evening around 5:45pm. I will put the entire update at the bottom of the messages on the original post about the accident, but here's some current news (there's more at the links above):
Today during the speech therapy evaluation, Sara asked Haley to name as many fruits as she could think of. Haley responded by saying, “Pretzel… uh… psychiatrist… uh.… wow, that was weird.” We looked at each other and laughed so hard. Sara explained to us how the command goes into the brain. Haley understands the command, but when she is trying to process the answer, the connection is broken due to the brain injury. An answer, one that Haley knows is wrong, comes out. Just hearing Haley’s quiet laugh brings so much joy to my heart.

In physical therapy today, they had her sitting on a ball (therapist spotting) doing different activities to build up her core strength. When she was completely exhausted, Doug said, “Can you give me three more?” Haley said, “No, five more.”

I posted a few pictures [at the CarePage] of when she was in PICU and of her therapy session today. It’s amazing how far she’s come in such a short time. Again we give all the praise to our Father.
"Give me three more." -- "No, Five more!"

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