Mom was a lot more fragile today...jittery and shaky. A lot more time spent in bed and we skipped a lot of PT (at the therapist's suggestion). She did the sitting exercises and she transfered a lot of times. then she just wanted to rest.
when the PT got here, she said that she had taken on another patient that was in the same boat and they tried something that worked. She put Mom's chair close to the kitchen sink and had Mom rock...on the count of 3...stand up. the support belt helped because we can help lift her. The cabinet doors kept her knees from buckling and she held onto the sink for dear life. It was only a few seconds, but she was standing.
Those were the only good tears of the day.
Me...it wasn't one of the worst days.