Dennis saw the doctor today. This was his first check following the radiation. He said Dennis is doing about where he would expect him to be at this point. He said Dennis should continue to gradually increase his activity as much as possible. He said it will take months to gradually regain his strength.
He also is having some difficulty with talking. This should improve also. If it is not doing better by his appointment in four weeks speech therapy may be needed. He will have an MRI in four weeks.
A little over a week ago I grabbed for one of our dogs as she tried to slip out of a door, lost my balance and slammed my shoulder into a support post on our porch. I did not break my shoulder but I have an injury to the rotator cuff. The doctor does not know if it is torn or just badly bruised. For the next three weeks I will have physical therapy. If it does not improve they will do an MRI to see if there is a tear. For now, I am resting it a lot and trying to keep the pain down.
Brooklyn is enjoying summer school. She has taken math, cooking, computers and sign language. She has also enjoyed time at the county fair, spent time with friends, planted a garden, attended Concerts on the Square and learned to roller blade.
She will be going to Abundant Life Christian School in fall. We just got the school supply list. Yikes, summer is going too fast.
- Continued gains in strength and communication use for Dennis.
- Healing of Ellen's shoulder.
- Adjustments to a new school for Brooklyn.