So here is a small video of Colin using the modified tap to fill the plastic drinking rock for our animals. Apologies that he is not wearing trousers, I did buy him a new pair of camo pants yesterday but we can’t seem to find them 😉 Thanks for popping in, and have a lovely … [Read more…]
Colin’s accident caused damage to his C5 vertebra, but it was an incomplete injury. This means that there is some nerve transmission between the brain and lower than C5. Although this is still quite high, and he has lost a huge amount of ability, he does have some limited hand function. Since his right arm … [Read more…]
Our renovations are completed. We had a minor change to the bathroom, the braai / entertainment area, and the pool hoist. It was just too difficult to shower Colin in the commode as I am just not capable of washing him effectively while ensuring that he doesn’t slip out of the chair. I struggle to … [Read more…]
It is 2 years and 2 days since the accident. In some ways, it feels like yesterday, and on other days, it feels like another lifetime ago. Colin has made astonishing progress, and I want to post a series of videos over the next few days showing the improvement he has made. Specifically, he can … [Read more…]
Today, we went to the optometrist. Colin was overdue by about 3 years, and I was overdue since 2013. We both need new glasses, and it is official: I am old. My arms are now too short to be able to read a book or even see my phone properly without glasses, and our new … [Read more…]
Today we walked down to the Fireblaze roadhouse, just for a trip outside the house.
Colin’s shoulders are stronger, but they still need a lot of work. Yesterday, we got to try a different manual chair. This one seems like it may be the one that works for him. Here you can see him pushing himself. A major achievement considering he could hardly move his right arm AT ALL just … [Read more…]
Colin has new physio goals. Perhaps the most important is to assist with transfers and to be able to shift himself in his chair. It is amazing how well he is doing, and the progress he is making with the help of the physio and Jabu. Jabu works him relentlessly with both passive exercises to … [Read more…]