Another few days at the AQTC summer camp. I
brought my banjo and Richard played the wash tub bass. But,
I forgot my camera so no photos. Perhaps the AQTC website will
have some soon here.
Richard and Pierre went to the TBI summer camp at
AQTC. Some photos of banjo playing around the campfire and other
Richard "Itche" Kerr, the 2007 Pip award winner at Camp Kanawana.
See the details here
May 16, 2007
Richard has been home since Christmas and is doing well. He's
walking normally although he likes to bring along a Lee Valley Tools walking stick
He goes for a variey of therapies each morning including physio
using excercise bikes of all things! They're attached to
the floor though.
Mad just finished a Mother's Day visit with Mom bringing her to Ottawa for a few days. She has some photos here:
Mother’s Day http://web.mac.com/kerrx010/iWeb/Site/Mom%20May07.html
Rich May 07 slides
A movie of Rich
As you can see, Rich has made the big step. He is walking, and has been for a while.
He is scheduled to go home for good tomorrow. He has been going
home for weekends and returning to the Rahab Center for the week.
He was moved into the "Lucien Bouchard" room for his last days
there. Apparently it was rather luxurious.
After the Christmas holidays he will start to go to rehab from his home for a few hours a day.
Mad and Dave are in Stowe with Mom right now but will be returning to Montreal for Christmas.
I spoke with Richard tonight. He's been using a walker! He
did 30 metres on his first walk and is looking forward to getting
outside. They don't allow him to go on his own yet, but I'm sure
it won't be long. He's also working out on an excercise bike.
I guess it's safe to sit on it without a helmet.
He said that his week is very busy and he was looking forward to the holiday on Monday.
Sorry, I'm a bit late with this report. Mad visited Montreal last week
and I went up for two days. We celebrated Richard's
birthday. Either 51 or 52, we're never sure. Mad made a
slide show of some of her photos that you can find here.
From left to right. Sok-keng's aunt Liang (spelling?), Kevin
Mark's baby, Kevin Marks's mom and our cousin Mary, her husband Mike,
Denis the wheelie king, Sok-keng, Sally and directly behind, her
husband Alan Aiken, Richard the star, Diana and Brian.
Another group photo, with the bad brother Pierre giving Rich horns, by Diana
Andrea arrived after the group shot so she gets her own. Andrea
was the one that gave us the news that Richard was smiling and his eyes
were open and following motion around the room. A bearer of good
Rich cutting the delicious cake.
Denise and Michel as Richard holds up his birthday Superman boxers.
Monday night was back to the normal schedule of art class to rehab his
motor skills. It's painintg on glass, sort of stained glass, a
teddy bear in a garden for Kevin.
Rich made a big fuss about the fact that the staff must have drank
all the "vin francaise" because he never got any. It was short
I did a bit of surgery on Richard's clock. Actually added a bit
of weight to persuade it to keep on ticking and replaced the string to
hold the weight with some weed whacker line. If only I had some
Mad Rich and I on our way home after a good visit.