I was trying to explain Tal’s problems to my Mum.It isn’t just that there are some muscles weak because they haven’t been used but imagine someone asking you to waggle your ears, you can really concentrate, stare at the mirror, try will power but for most of us we haven’t a clue how to get them moving.For Tal some instructions baffle him.
This morning with Dad and Grandad ,Mike tackled stairs.
The complicated movements to go up stairs are even worse for going down.Especially since Tal has been taught like any baby to turn and go down backwards.
He found this manoeuver frightening but managed to reach the bottom.
Mike then decided to see how he managed with his sticks, and was pleased with how far he managed to walk.
The next challenge was a ramp.
Again the difficulty is walking down.
Then it was back to the treadmill for side steps.
He did 5mins forward.
Just look at these two GOOD FEET.
A final session on the rocket and Tal was so tired he went to bed straight after lunch.
Richard and I went out to explore while the boys had a nap.
We visited Central West End to see some of the boutiques , restaurants,and bars.The houses north of Forest Park are quite beautiful, many in tree-lined private roads.The Tivoli film theatre in the Loop area has the original ticket office and decor.An old guy was laboriously putting up the coming attractions letter by letter with a pole on the sign above the entrance.
We tried “FRO_YO” frozen yogurt .A self-service bar of “Mr Whippy”
machines each with different flavours.You pipe in as much as you want from each, then go to a selection bar of fruit, followed by tubs of toppings. You pay by the weight of your tub… interesting!
An early 8-00am appt tomorrow…. then the weekend off.
Only one week to go.. amazing!