Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Shower Chair!

     Long story short... Jacoby and showers do not get along right now!  Much of our time was spent removing strands of her hair from two LARGE, poorly placed, pieces of Velcro on both sides of her shower chair's head rest!  Who invented this thing anyway?!?  Of course, we didn't even notice this until we tried to lean her forward to wash her back and realized her head was Velcro'd to the chair.  OUCH!  For those of you who know Jacoby, you can only imagine the commands coming out of her mouth at that moment!
     In order to salvage some part of the day, Jacoby set her first goal.  Many of you might think that she would choose the use of her hands, etc., but you would be mistaken.  
     Goal #1... to scratch her own nose!

Please visitors only on Sunday this weekend as we are in need of some quality family time with Jacoby and her siblings, thanks!

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  1. Who invented that shower chair? A man with short hair I presume. What a bummer, however, Jacoby is a trailblazer and we can hope her experiences along this journey are well documented so the medical community can make appropriate changes. For now a simple solution might be to find a piece of the loop side of the Velcro to completely cover the hook side that is grabbing her long, beautiful hair. Can't wait to see you guys on the 17th!

  2. Goals are definetly good to have! We're 100% positive that you'll be able to reach that goal, and then reach others in the future. Stay strong, Jacoby!

  3. We pray that your weekend is filled with smiles,laughter, and hope! As a family we pray for you all day and remember that our trials are so small when we see and hear about your days. You are amazing!! I don't know you but I want you to know that our family is a big Matthew West (Christian singer) fan and we decided to email him and tell him your story. His team responded and said they are all praying for you and are working on signing and sending a cd to you. His song "strong enough" is powerful and I believe it can get you through!

  4. You don't know me but my daughter is a gymnast in Georgia and we heard about your story. I have been following your story everyday and I want you to know prayers are being said repeatedly from our family. You are a very special girl and I know your parents so proud of you. You have been an encouragement to many and God has big plans for you. God bless!

  5. Jacoby, your goal made me smile. Keep working towards it! Soon, you'll be able to scratch your nose and feed yourself lemon pound cake from Starbucks at the same time, I'm sure of it (:

    1. And yours made me smile, Terese! ~Vickie Glastetter

      Jacoby, Gretchen, Jason, and all the rest of the family -- this is Mia's mom :-) You are in our constant prayers.

      You will remember all these moments in your journey to recovery. I was asking my brother for some of his recollections of recovering from paralysis and he said to never lose hope and always set goals -- little and big -- because they will drive you as much any set by the therapists and doctors. Greg said it was many weeks before he started getting ANY feeling in his lower body. Also, his left side was much slower to get sensation. Remember -- he made it out of the wheelchair. He wishes to visit if and when you are ready. He works for Boeing up in Seattle so is in your neighborhood every day. (And he lives in Puyallup.) Gretchen and Jason, maybe you could send an email if you want to discuss the idea: I just don't want to push if you are not ready yet.

  6. Still praying for you guys. Praying that He will give you the peace of mind to deal with the days ahead and ultimately to walk into your church to give Him the glory! Kelly and Dove

  7. I sincerely hope that you will succeed. Good luck to Jacoby. By the way, if you still need a shower chair, look at this collection These are the best models that are now on the market, they are very comfortable and tested through experience.