Ryleigh has been ever more courageous. She has realized that pain management is not about being weak or not “sucking it up”. In fact, she realizes that asking for help and receiving help is a brave thing to do. Ryleigh is now on some managed pain relief and she is more active and upbeat.
Tonight she was tired of the food that we have in our bins in our room. She decided she wanted to go to the vending machine. She got dressed and managed to hobble to the vending machine. It may seem like a simple thing to most but to us it was quite a triumph. She walked and used her weak and sore leg AND she was able to eat a nutrigrain bar using the proper techniques for eating that she was taught….way to go my darling girl!
She is now exhausted but very proud of herself and I am so happy and deeply proud.