Rehab! – Day 9

Today Carly moved to the Rehab floor! She was in the Support Unit less than 24 hours! Yesterday they had told us that they thought she’d move up to the Rehab Unit on Wednesday, or sometime this week. Late last night Rebecca, one of the doctors on the Neuro Trauma Team that saw Carly when she was first admitted, stopped by the room. She was shocked and thrilled at Carly’s progress! She let us know that they thought we would move up to the Rehab Unit today.

Around 11:00 AM, the nurses came in and said we were moving! Carly is all settled in her new room. She has a wardrobe, and the girls are all going shopping to buy her some comfortable clothes since she can now get out of the hospital gown! The Rehab Unit has a wonderful staff, and they have three different areas of therapy that Carly will be doing. Speech, Occupational and Physical. Her therapy hours are from 8 AM to 4 PM, and they work with her for a minimum of 30 minutes at a time, with rest breaks in between. We spoke with the Speech Therapist, and they told us that often speech is the last thing to come back, so we shouldn’t worry about that.

Carly is doing really well today, and she’s moving her legs around more when she’s resting in bed. She’s happy but still tired, and she wore her glasses for the first time today! It must be wonderful to see again:-)

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