Here is our current upgrade (we didn't trade her in for a new model) on our daughter and her medical status.
Jerah came home from the hospital yesterday. She has no cast since the surgeon put a rod in her femur, so that makes a lot of things easier for her during recovery.
Since bathing in the hospital is a little tricky, especially when you can't move your leg much, we're taking Jerah to our local salon this Saturday to have her hair washed and hair cut. She's really looking forward to that, especially since she'll be able to recline comfortably for the shampoo!
We're (obviously) still in the process of creating new routines. Here are some of the changes we've made so far. There will be more changes to come as her leg swelling goes down and she's able to increase her independent mobility :
1. Put a baby monitor in her room so she can call to us easily if she needs to get out of bed. (Walkie talkies are in the plans too, but we haven't gotten those yet.)
2. Put spongy drawer liner under her laptop to keep it from slipping off of her lap desk.
3. Set up a corner of the living room for her wheelchair to park, including a sidetable for water bottle, hand sanitizer, and pencils, and a basket on the other side for her books, kindle, etc.
4. Bought a second walker without wheels so that it can fit through the bathroom door. Also rearranged the bathroom so that she can maneuver better.
5. Moved the kitchen table and trash can so she can wheel around the kitchen and dining room more easily.
6. Put her tooth brushing supplies in the kitchen so she can brush in the living room while she's in her wheelchair.
I appreciate tremendously all your prayers, encouraging words, and advice about how to help her through her recovery. She's an amazing girl and I'm looking forward to seeing how this experience matures her even more.