Visit to see Helen in the hydro pool. She has been in twice before but this was the first time I have seen her. Got there and she was in her leopard print tankini.
The hoist to put patients in the pool is fascinating! The "stretcher" part moves from shower room to poolside and is connected to the hoist mechanism. The stretcher is lowered into the pool and the patient is floated off.
Helen seems to really enjoy hydro. They started with her on a floating board and doing some stretches then they put a floating head support on and took her into the middle of the pool. Raymond the physio held Helen all the time with the other physio doing the fetching, carrying of equipment and making sure no water got near her trachy. The physio are able to move her limbs in ways that cannot be done on land. There is also a closeness that cannot be achieved anywhere else. Helen was supported by one of the physios, had her knees on his legs and her arms around the top of his arms. They were able to lift her head up and she could support it herself because the float doubles as a head support. It was emotional to see her upright with her head up.
She was in the pool about 35 minutes. She was showered and went back to her room and promptly fell asleep!!