Posted on September 7, 2017
Posted on September 7, 2017Nine months' after the fire... Peaches is re-learning how to walk and talk, and brushing up his speech. We have assembled a great Team Peaches - everyone from doctors (primary care, physiatrist, neurologist), to therapists (physical, occupational, speech, psychologist), a home caregiver, friends who visit from Oakland, and local friends who bring over food and entertainment.
The money that we've raised is helping a lot - paying for a specialized psychologist who has been helping Sam since the beginning, 40 hours of hands-on care giving every week, and a therapeutic massage every Tuesday. It also comes in handy for things that the insurance won't cover - like new leg and knee braces.
We are also looking into computer adaptations so he can more easily use the computer to write and access the internet.
Everyone has been so kind and generous, and it has really put us in a great position to take care of Sam.
Seems there is a whole world of resources out there - all willing to help. Thank you all so much for your help. It means the world to us and to Sam.
Posted on June 28, 2017
Posted on June 28, 2017Sam has graduated from two-months of in-home therapy - physical, occupational, and speech. He starts outpatient rehab in two weeks. We're now moving into the phase where we start spending more of the money everyone has generously donated. Up till now, it's covered costs for the daily care giver, treatment from a psychologist specializing in burn survivors, and massage therapy. Now we'll add whatever private therapy he needs, as well as a new bed to replace the hospital bed the insurance supplied. (The hospital bed is so narrow he can't roll onto his side without worrying about falling off!) We are all feeling strong and in charge!
Posted on June 27, 2017
Posted on June 27, 2017Sam has "graduated" from his in-home physical and occupational therapy. He starts out-patient therapy in two weeks - lots more equipment, lots more challenges. He is strong and working hard!