We are home with good news and bad, as all life goes.
The bad news first.
Our robins were taken. Seems that after all my wondering as to why the robins made the nest in our yard of all the yards to pick, they were right. As soon as we were gone and the yard was quiet, the crows or magpies swept in and took all 4 babies. Actually, they missed one that fell to its death and I nearly stepped on its remains when we returned. Seems that all the noise that is our yard really was a haven for those babies.
Our hearts are heavy and we miss the barely audible chirps they made. I know. It really is the circle of life, but we miss the what was to come.
We finally took down the nest yesterday. The crows or magpies must have spied it last night and ripped a lot of grass out of it and it was strewn all over the deck. They made quite a mess.
The good news.
Physio has now ramped up to working on Matthew's foot as well as his hip. His p/t is certain that the turning in of his foot is coming from his hip. So, we need to make that little hip stronger. We now are using resistance bands.
He does a 'clam shell' exercise with the band around his knees and me immobilizing his hips and feet on a daily basis. That is in conjunction with the other hip exercises and the stretching of his foot three times a day.
Just wondering, do I get a degree at the end of all this?
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