It has been awhile since I put out an update, so sorry been a little busy. Michelle started moving her left arm (the weak arm) on December 20th and has been moving it consistently ever since. Sometimes it is a pretty big movement sometimes its a small movement, but it is movement nonetheless and we can build on that. She has been do hippotherapy at DreamPower Horesmanship in Gilroy and that has helped her memory quite a bit. On the days she goes to DreamPower she can remember a lot of what she did there. Music has also helped her with memory and just her overall healing. I found her IPod and have been playing her favorite songs from it. Her therapist told me yesterday she really has noticed a lot of improvement with her. Yesterday at her rehab they had a New Years celebration at lunch and I was told Michelle was the life of the party! She isn't walking at home yet but is walking at rehab with a walker during her therapy sessions and the physical therapist documented in her journal yesterday that she is showing a lot more strength. Thank you all for the continued support and Happy New Year to everyone!
Sharon (Michelle's roommate)