Dads P.T. Routine

@webeishere (36353)
United States
November 13, 2007 1:25pm CST
Well the physical therapist is here and she is working dad to the bone. I am geting winded just watching him do the exercises. He seems to have taken well to this woman as well. Now I am going to have to exercise with him as well in the future. Ugghh! HAHAHAHA! He is worn out right now and taking a rest of sorts. She had him going from room to room in the house doing different things for strength building and for balance as well. I am glad he likes her. So for today anyhow he does. We shall see in a weeks time if his feelings are the same for the workoputs. HAHAHA! Thanks all. for your thoughts prayers and caring and kind words all the past few months in issues dealing with my father. We love ya'all. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
13 Nov 07
The workout will help him mentally as well as physically. It will bring back some self-confidence that he needs. You better not let him out do you if you exercise with him. I would think that this could be quite embarassing.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
14 Nov 07
Oh this whole family needs mental help. HAHAHAHA! I am commited to that statement. HAHAHA!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@GardenGerty (115046)
• United States
17 Nov 07
I need the mental help too, so I am signing on.
@jennybianca (12913)
• Australia
14 Nov 07
I think I missed a discussion or two regarding your Dad, when things were happening here yesterday. Never mind, I am pleased to hear that your Dad is exercising with the physio. It is important that he have a good relationship with this person, as it is far more likely your dad will want to cooperate. It won't hurt you having to do these execises... maybe I should be doing them. Is your Dad happy at home?
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
14 Nov 07
He is estatic to be home. He really missed Buster a lot too. They are a very happy couple. HAHAHAHA!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
14 Nov 07
Wooooohoooooo! Glad to hear dad is getting a workout finally. Always said he needs to get up and do some walking other than just one room to another and back. I have a feeling the walking will increase as time goes by as well.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
14 Nov 07
They explained that walking at his age and in his condition is not enough exercise. I worked with him also today and will twice a week as well. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• United States
14 Nov 07
Better than just sitting around all day thou. Your right, he does need other forms of exercise as well to keep his joints from stiffing up.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
14 Nov 07
Yup. OT is coming out Friday afternoon as well.
@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
14 Nov 07
I am just glad to see that he is trying to work with the therapist. It does help when you like the person you have to work with. So, maybe this is what he needs. I just hope he continues to like her hahha!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
14 Nov 07
He had quit his last seesions a year ago due to the girl going on vacation then a man substituted and worked him harder than she did and didn't chat with him. At home will be better as well as far as conversation. He is more comfortable not having to go anywhere. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
15 Nov 07
I can understand how you would be bored without having pleasant conversation when having to do that kind of therapy. I hope this lady works out though, it sounds like he really does like her so far, so that is a plus!
• Canada
14 Nov 07
Hi Grandpa Bob, Great News! I am so happy to hear that your dad is doing better. It is also great that he really seems to like his PT. That will definitely make a world of difference. I think you are doing an excellent job hun! He must be very proud of raising such a great man :) Luv & Hugzz, PurpleTeddyBear
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
15 Nov 07
Well today (Thur) the bathman arrives I think. Friday the OT comes out. he is one busy old geezer now. HAHAHA!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!`
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@ctrymuziklvr (11059)
• United States
14 Nov 07
A couple of years ago my mother had an accident and when she came home from the rehab she was in she had a pt come to her also and boy do they give them a workout. In the beginning it was hard for me to watch because my mother is so frail and had a hard time doing everything the pt wanted her to do but eventually she got with it and came out of it with flying colors. I'm sure your Dad will still like his pt after a few weeks have gone by...after all she's helping him get back to his old self right?
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
14 Nov 07
Yeah he was panting after he was done yesterday. Then he took a nap after she left. HAHAHA! It is hard to watch but it needs to be done. So ever so often I will be along side him doing them as well for encouragement. Thanks bunches also. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@3lilangels (4639)
• United States
14 Nov 07
glad things are working out for him and you as well.that will build up his strength really good.great start and awesome job you and your father are doing.keep it up.great picture too.pattie
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
14 Nov 07
Thanks bunches. I had him do some balancing exercises this morning while he was standing to be weighed. I did them along side him also. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
14 Nov 07
It is great that he likes her and I hope it stays that way lol I am wondering he just refused to do all the Exercise in the Home because he wanted to be back Home with you Hopefully he will keep it up
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
14 Nov 07
nO HE REFUSE NECAUSE HE IS THICK HEADED. hahahaha
@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
14 Nov 07
Actually I left a remark ( I think yesterday ) on your dads picture. I remarked I thought he looked as though he had lost some weight. I hope I'm right, but at any rate he looked very good. Thanks for sharing all your photos.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
14 Nov 07
Since he got ill 2 months ago with being in the hospital and nursing home he has lost about 30 pounds. He does look better. Thanks. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• United States
13 Nov 07
Looks like he is doing great! I'm glad he likes her too cause that does help. Tell him to keep up the good work.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
13 Nov 07
He has no chice but to do the exercises. HAHAHAHA! Thanks also. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
13 Nov 07
Good for dad.....in a short while he'll be running around you......and you'll be trying to catch up to him. It does help if he likes her....he'll be more responsive to what she demands from him!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
13 Nov 07
She won't be back though. he is getting a male therapist next time I guess. Oh well. He hates men in this position. He quit PT a year ago when he got switched from a female to male therapist. HAHAHAHA! He will never run circles around me. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!`
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@mummymo (23707)
22 Nov 07
I am glad your dad has taken well to his therapist Amazing Grandpa Bob - it should make things a lot easier! I am so glad that he is improving and I am sure you will love doing his exercises too! Hugs xxx
@fab315 (1242)
• Philippines
18 Nov 07
HellO! Poor dad! must have been burnt out from all those exercises..*wehehe*. Well, it's for his own good anyway! Well done dad! One plus is that he likes his therapist which makes every therapy session easy and less hassle. And for sure he'll be back into a good shape fairly soon. Take care *smile* ciao! c",)
@GardenGerty (115046)
• United States
17 Nov 07
It sounds like your dad responds better to this routine because it is functional to him. He can relate to how it will make his life better and make him fit in in the house. I think the same workouts would probably be good for you, and me, too. The rests afterwards would be terrific. Having p/t come to your house is a great idea, saves gas and your energy as well.
• United States
14 Nov 07
It seems the physical therapy agrees with your dad as his attitude is fiesty and he looks great for his age !