Jessy thanks Celtic Christian for all the cheers!
N’s neurologist prescribed speech and cognitive therapy again, and for the FIRST TIME, Nick has made so much progress (met or exceeded all goals) that the therapist has requested an additional 4 weeks to work on additional goals.
She told me that Nick is her favorite patient because he is so funny and smart and has such a great vocabulary range. Yesterday, I happened to be around while she was here. Here’s what I heard:
“Nick, what day is today?”
“Yes. Do you know what month we are in?”
and on and on until . . .
“Give me a word that means the same as ‘tired.’”
“Good. Now, a word that means the same as ‘many.’”
“No, I want a word that means the same.”
“Oh. You want a synonym. I gave you an antonym.” (sound of gears grinding in head)
“Yes. A synonym for many.”
“Ummmmm . . . (gears grind a little more). . . buttload.”
The speech therapist cracked up. So did I, back in my office where I was working.
Things are humming along. Yesterday was the third anniversary of his brain aneurysm, and he is still progressing.