Andrew Fant's Journal
Written Mar 6, 2014 12:52pmAndrew is feeling better and he has been back to therapy all week. The first day back was really tough and he slept for 12 hours Monday night, a bit restless but exhausted nonetheless.Last week Andrew started shrugging his right shoulder, even on command! So when we got back to therapy it was great to share with Andrews O. T. Yesterday in between therapy sessions i noticed Andrew shrugged his left shoulder. I asked him if he just shrugged since I didn't believe my eyes and sure enough he shrugged it again. It is slight and you have to watch for it but it was still a valuational movement on command by Andrew! It is so exciting to see Andrew gain control of his body no movement is too small when he controls it!Jim was able to go to therapy with Andrew on Wednesday, a horrible commute with snow, traffic, an oil pressure melted down in the transportation van adverted by Jim!! They made it after a two hour commute, about five minutes late for the first therapy.Andrew has been a little sluggish all week, hope a laid back weekend with extra rest will be just what he needs to shake the remnants of this cold.We thank the Lord for all of Andrew's improvements, for all of Andrew's prayer warriors, for the countless meals, for friends who help with Andrew, we pray for Andrew's on going improvement of motor planning, for continued healing of Andrew's brain, for his communication to improve, for Andrew's strength and perseverance, amen.
Written Feb 28, 2014 9:39amNo therapy ALL week! Andrew has been home with a horrible head cold, he has been sleeping a lot the past few days. With the weekend in front of us i am hopeful that he will be ready for therapy on Monday.
Written Feb 22, 2014 4:25pmWe missed therapy Monday because of the snow storm, but it was a good therapy week. The Botox has really made a big difference in Andrew's neck, he can move his head left to right he can also lift his head up but much more difficult. It is so wonderful to see Andrew's neck not resting on his chest all the time. We are doing exercises daily to strengthen his neck so when the botox wears off his neck muscles will be stronger and hope to combat the tone in his muscles.Along with the improved head control his swallowing and chewing has also greatly improved. Crunchy foods are easier to chew then soft foods, Andrew has been eating thin mint cookies and loving them. Happy to see him enjoying the same things that we all like.Andrew has been using a loner chair from RIC, but this past week he got his own. They made some adjustments to it on Friday, but we are going to have an appointment with a seating p.t. to have another look at it, make sure it is the best possible fit.We thank God for all improvements big and small, we ask that the Botox continues to relax the tone and Andrew strengthens his neck muscles, we pray that his chewing continues to become stronger with each meal he eats, for his brain to make great strides in healing and rewiring, and for tremendous healing of his brain, amen.