Gretchen has her second therapy appointment tonight. Monday was the first time she walked onto the bus. Over the weekend, we got her a new pair of sneakers. She has been wearing air walkers for the past 5 months (only the left one for about 2 months) and they do not offer ankle support. Before school started, I bought her a good pair of sneakers. They were pulled out for the first trip to PT. But she complained they were tight. Sure enough when we tried on sneakers Saturday, she went up a size. I'm not going to complain though, between the sale price and the money I had left on the gift card, the new sneakers only cost $16.20.
Gretchen has been wearing two new sneakers now and progressing well on walking. Monday morning she hopped onto the bus. In the afternoon, she walked off the bus. She hasn't put her full weight on the right foot that I've seen, but each day she seems to be placing more on it. Monday night she was walking around. The dog kept getting in the way. I told the dog, be careful we have a walker now. Gretchen said, oh great I'm a zombie. She loves the walking dead. I don't watch it. I had no idea they called the zombies walkers. Somehow I don't think Gretchen took offense, since she does love the show.
Sunday morning, 6:30AM morning, I get a text from my nephew - due in to Phoenix 13th. He changed his tickets. Since he broke his thumb, he can't work and he wanted to spend more than a week out here and asked if it was okay. I told him we'll have no problem finding things to do. I've been spending the past couple days cleaning my house. Even Rachael got excited and cleaned the bathroom without being told. This morning I made up the cot in the den and steam mopped the floors. Mack should be landing in about an hour. Since Shawn works right near the airport, he will pick him up and bring him to work for a while. Then they will be heading home early because of Gretchen's PT appointment.