Diario de Darryl Fullwood
Escrito el Mar 20, 2013 8:29pm por Vicki FullwoodUpdate: Darryl was able to pass his swallow test today! He is able to eat mechanically chopped foods!! He had a great dinner of Roast Turkey with mashed potatoes and gravy, carrots and cottage cheese also for deserts he had pears and also strawberry short cake and he ate a little bit of every thing.We are on our way!!! Next goal: Talking!!!
Escrito el Mar 19, 2013 8:10pm por Vicki FullwoodWe were informed today that Darryl is going to be discharged on March 29, 2012. YaY!! Finally the Long road coming to an end, and a new journey will soon begin.
Thank you Penny Pinching Polly and Vendors and Bidders!
Escrito el Mar 18, 2013 11:06pm por Vicki Fullwood
A special Thank you to Penny Pinching Polly and all of the Winning Bidders and Vendors that donated items help our family. We will be forever grateful for your generosity. They monies you have raised already helped us pay for our utilities and it allowed me to put gas in my car allowing me to pick up our children from school and bring them up to visit Darryl. It helps him to be able to see them after a hard day of therapy.
This is what one of his days look like:
8:30-9:00 Occupational Therapy- This therapist help him to be self sufficient by getting dressed and brushing his teeth and washing his face.
9:00-9:30 Tube feeding and medicine
9:30-10:00 Speech Therapy- The therapist work with him so that he will be able to communicate whether it is him writing or touching the alphabet or trying to get him to speak. They also work with him to make sure that he is able to understand language such as reading and comprehension. This also will help him get his mouth moving so that he is moving his tongue, mouth and jaw so that he will be able to swallow.
10:00-11:00 Physical Therapy- This therapist works with him to get his right leg to move and regain functionality. They would like him to be able to walk on his own when he goes home and he is surely trying his best, but to be safe I feel that he may have to walk with a walker for short distances and will need to have a wheelchair for long distances. He is doing really well but his balance also needs to be worked on along with his depth perception.11:00-12:30 Tube feeding and medicine and catheterization if needed
12:30-1:00 Occupational Therapy- This session will be to help him with his dexterity. They will do activities that will have him move his right hand and fingers. Such as flip over a small cylinder that is about 1 inch in height that is colored with half orange and half yellow. (This will help turn on lamps and light switches) They also have him try to screw and unscrew nuts and bolts. (This helps with toothpaste caps)
1:30-2:00 Speech Therapy- The therapist will still work on the same things as earlier but may also add taking in small sips of water called the Fraizer Water Protocol to help him with swallowing.
2:00-3:00 Physical Therapy- This therapist works with him to get his right arm to move and regain functionality. They like him to lift or grab items along with trying to ride the hand bike.
Some days the times of his therapy sessions will change and at some points when they are after I pick up the kids, Damien gets to join in the fun of the therapy and they have him help Darryl reach for the items they even have Damien play corn hole with Darryl. It is such a wonderful site to see. I will have to get a video the next time we are able to get them to play together.
Here is a picture of them relaxing after one of their Physical Therapy sessions in which they allowed Damien to “Put Darryl to work.” They had Damien hold on to small cones and put them up and down and from the left and right and Darryl had to bend and reach for them. They also got to play kick ball. This session wore both of them out.