I had another visit with Rich. He's still eating pureed food, but
on his own. We went for two wheelchair rides and his longtime
friend Denis came by to show off his wheelchair stunts. Watch
this video of him
descending the stairs. And the photos of him doing wheelies below.
And the sunshine was beautiful for Rich, SokKheng and her aunt.
And rich tried playing the guitar. A short video here
, but give him another week and we'll have Niel Young the second.
Here is a short video
Rich that a friend of Rich's,
Michel Boursier, took while cousin
Mary visited today.
He has graduated to the RIM, Rehabilitation Institute of Montreal,
He's in room 104
Rehabilitation Institute of Montreal,
6300 Ave. Darlington,
PQ. Canada H3S 2J4
He is eating food via his mouth now and can actually drink water from a
cup which he really appreciates. Sucking on a sponge or piece
gauze just didn't do much for his thirst.
I brought some videos of concerts of my group One
and a re-union of the Tulip Valley
and Richard really enjoyed it and is now inspired to learn the guitar -
again. His speech is much improved from last week and I
understood almost everything he said. He told me that he is
comfortable speaking French and that he feels in English he
stutters. I didn't notice that.
Here are some photos of how he looked today.
On his way to the wheelchair for some air. The orderly,
said that before they had these lifts, most of the orderlies had back
problems. Rich is giving me the peace sign.
It was fairly cool and windy, about 14 degrees C, but he really enjoyed
being outside. The thing on his left leg is a towel hiding
pee bottle. His right leg is the one that was broken and it
doesn't even show a scar where they pinned it. That's his
Mike. Rich got Mike his current job by referring him to a
friend, Andrea, that runs a big painting company.
Anne helped him eat most of his supper but he wanted to try to eat
desert himself and he did. Yummy pureed pears.
So, his arms are working fairly well although he says his left hand is
better than his right. He can move his legs a bit but getting
of bed himself will be further down the road.