Ryan does hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) where he cycle thirty days on and thirty days off the treatment. He seems to enjoy doing this. At least I know it doesn’t bother him. It’s essential to his recovery but, damn, it eats up a lot of time. Three hours a day, broken into two sessions, to be exact.
What that means is that when he is using it there is absolutely no give in his daily schedule. Zero.
He began his “on” cycle today. Honestly, I don’t even know how we get all his therapies in during these times. I really don’t! Still, it’s a good thing. It is so worth it. It means that Ryan is active and engaged. I believe that he is seldom bored. I keep him busy with all sorts of activities and therapies throughout the day and work in periods of relaxation.
It even continues when we get him into bed a night. For instance, we work on him holding his head up. We stretch his fingers and toes. This is also the time that my wife, Sue, crawls into bed next to him and talks to him, asking him to “talk” back; which is better characterized as “vocalizing”. This would be sounds like coos, grunts, and moans. Ryan does this periodically, but the past two nights he has done exactly that!