Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Day 788 - Jul 26, 2010

Today I left Kevin with Johnny and I went scouting therapy facilities near our house so that we can get Kevin back on schedule.

The first one I went to was very small and private. Too small. There were two people in the gym and because the room was so tiny, every word anyone said was bouncing off the walls. I am pretty sure Kevin wouldn't be able to handle it long if anyone else was there at the same time.

The second one was really large. Huge really. At first I thought it was too big and too busy, but I quickly realized that the largeness of the gym made it quiet. There were probably 15 or so people on the equipment and maybe 6 or so employees and although people were talking, you couldn't really hear anything. Unfortunately, while talking to the therapist that was giving me the tour, I got the impression that they didn't feel they could fulfill Kevin's needs. They did, however, send me to a new place right across the alley that just opened an outpatient clinic.

And this was the third place I visited. Up until recently they were an in-patient rehabilitation facility that dealt with mainly Parkinson's Disease. They just opened an outpatient clinic that handles all aspects of neurological therapies. YAHOO!!! Could we ask for anything better?

I talked to the therapist (whom I just LOVED!!) for close to a half hour and she told me all the therapies are one on one and although it's a small gym without all the bells and whistles, I still think it's the right fit for the next few months. As I mentioned, they deal solely with neuro situations so they know that it's more than just building endurance and strength - it's mostly about retraining the brain!

I left that place just so excited! I called Mary (W-FRC) right away and she will be faxing the referral first thing tomorrow (it was after hours when I called her and she was already home). As long as they take Kevin's insurance - it's a done deal!!!

So by tomorrow night...we might have therapy appointments!! How great will that be?!!!


Anonymous said...

That's wonderful news Leslie! :)
(Especially with them handling all aspects of neurological therapies!) Sounds like you hit the jackpot! :)
Have a great day!
Kathy in IA

Jodi said...

YAY!! A step closer to Kevin's healing and recovery! That is awesome Les!!


Andrew's Aunt Jodi

Cathy M said...

It will be SUPER great! Good luck with the insurance and then onward Kevin!!!

Miss Em said...

Great News!!

When insurance is accepted it will just be a matter of getting Kevin to go to the sessions.

Fingers are crossed on all of them.
A prayer or two are being said on all of it.

Miss Em

karen said...

That. Is just full of The Awesome.

What a high you must have gotten from that. I can't wait to hear what happens (you know, if not on the first day of giving it a go, the third!)