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Hospital Day #25 - 12/26/23 - RELEARNING The 3 R’s of Learning - Reading, wRiting, and aRithmetic

Hospital Day #25 - 12/26/23 - RELEARNING The 3 R’s of Learning - Reading, wRiting, and aRithmetic

Today was a great day! Brittney took her PT (physical therapy) safety test (Berg Balance) and got 55 out of 56 points.  So when we are discharged, she safe to head home (no in-patient rehab needed).  She’ll likely have lots of out-patient rehab (occupational, physical, and speech) to get her back in the classroom teaching again!

Brittney has progressed in amazing ways with her physical, occupational, and speech therapies.  Reading, writing, and numbers continue to be some of her most difficult areas.  She has been working so hard on her speech “homework” the past few days. Crosswords, word finds, synonyms, and fill in the blanks are some of what is involved.  Although the words are still within her brain, she has to work very hard to “reconnect” them to her writing and spelling.  Imagine knowing the answers but struggling to communicate them.  It is a frustrating process, but Brittney is “relearning” her alphabet and how to spell many words in order to communicate them in written form.  Similarly text messaging on a phone is very tedious and it can take several minutes, letter by letter, to be coached through the typing of a one-phrase text message.

Apart from her therapy, Brittney has a great visit with her dad, one daughter, and a sweet set of friends. Her appetite has returned and her energy/stamina is improving.  Her headaches were well controlled and it was a wonderful day overall!  God is answering your prayers, thank you!

How to Pray:

  • Brittney’s progress with writing, reading, texting, and math - her most frustrating tasks currently!
  • NO BRAIN BLEEDS & NO BLOOD CLOTS - Brittney takes another dose of blood thinner tomorrow and has another CT scan and ultrasound for the doctors to study in consideration of her discharge timeline

Ecclesiastes 12:12 “much study is a weariness of the flesh.”

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