So much better today. Mom's stomach was much happier, which made her much happier. She had a hard core PT session today: walking up and down stairs, walking the halls and stretches. I can't say enough good things about the therapy team she has. Her physical therapist is so so amazing-constantly pushing her to her limits yet always making it manageable. Mom trains with her twice a week most weeks. The other 3 days a week, Mom exercises with the PT aide, who is also lovely. They walk and do exercises so Mom can maintain whatever new peak she's reached with the PT, and then she summits another.
Throughout this whole process, Mom has never once reached a plateau. She keeps climbing.
There were also many visitors today, which made Mom happy. She was able to travel vicariously and relive her favorite vacation memories with dear ones recently back from trips. I also filled her in on one of the biggest fashion trends I've been noticing in NYC this summer: jumpsuits. She sometimes will ask what people are wearing and I never notice. So recently, I started paying attention and report back to her every so often. She wasn't surprised and could actually describe some of the styles I've seen recently better than me. (No shock there.) It was fun to fill her in and she enjoyed it and asked me to keep my eyes out and let her know what else is out there.