Nataleigh’s second week has been just as amazing as her first. When it comes to pain medications, she is pretty much free of narcotic pain killers. That is a super big bonus! As of yesterday, she is also pretty much getting up and down from the couch, bed, or chair on her own. She completes these tasks differently than before, but she is completing them on her own.
Earlier in week two, she transitioned from riding in the front seat of the car to the second row. She wasn’t sure how that would feel, but she said it was just fine. The small steps she is taking for getting back to normal are good. We still have a small hurdle with sleeping arrangements though.
Nataleigh has yet to sleep back in her own bed. She complains her bed is not comfortable like mom and dad’s. I am not sure if it is really the comfort or she just likes being near one of us. Up until last night, she had been sleeping in our room with her mom. We tried to get her to sleep in her own bed last night, but she wound up back in our room with me. I have to admit though, when we laid down to go to bed, both of us were uneasy about her being in her room on the other side of the house. We were going to give it a shot though. After a couple of hours she was back in our room.
All in all, I think she is doing exceptional. I witnessed her dancing a bit yesterday afternoon and you can tell by watching the way she moves she is getting more and more comfortable. It is wonderful knowing she is progressing so well. She is also getting in her school work and the home bound school program is working out great. We were so worried about all of this and to some extent we still are, but we truly feel this will be a good thing when she has completely healed.