Hello, Benjamin from Brother’s Campfire here!
“Are you new?”
Those were the first words I heard from a brand new contract worker who does the Covid tests. He may have had a month or two of experience, but I wouldn’t know.
I looked around at all the unfamiliar faces. “No sir, just been gone awhile.”
There has been a lot of turnover and a couple months of any training has merit at this point.
Whether they just need a warm body to fill a roster is irrelevant; my return to work was one of unexpected support, which I am thankful for.
My schedule is completely accommodated and everyone has been amazing.
……I will be right back. Claire, our rat wants some tater tot casserole.
… Ok, I am back.
Isabel, my Beloved, went to the occupational therapist yesterday and found that she has some very slight movement in her left bicep and forearm. That is spectacular news!
As she progresses, there are tools she will need that can greatly assist. One is the Saebo Glove.
This device provides the fingers and wrist the support it needs to pick up objects and do things like open cabinets.
There are other tools as well, but the most important seems to be the desire to get better.
Last year, we patched up a duck that had her leg ripped nearly off and her back laid bare by a dog and I considered sending her to the Great Pond in the sky.
Her desire to live was strong and she was in a homemade Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO) for a long time. We made her hobble to her food and water and eventually made her walk to bed.
We didn’t want anything to atrophy so a couple times a week I caught her and did full range of motion repetitions. This caused the duck a great deal of pain and her overall body temperature rose when I did it.
She is fine now, and the only way I can tell her from the others most days is that she hates every fiber of my being. In her ducky memory, I think she forgot about the dog as the bad actor and redirected towards me, the urban farming physical therapist.
Isabel’s desire to improve is high and we have an Advocate we can talk to. Hopefully, my Beloved wont hate every fiber of my being when this is all said and done.