Although doctors warn that movements may be a reflex action, her mother said she is encouraged by the increased leg and arm movements and also, that Katie “is giving kisses.”
Mrs. Barkley’s shattered heel is slowly healing, but according to her doctors, she will always have pain. She has shed her cast and is wearing a boot, but can’t stand or walk for two months, after which, she will be in therapy to enable her to walk again. She was told that even in the future, she won’t be able to work unless it’s a sitting-down job.
The family has found a house with the required square footage on one floor with a bedroom for Katie which will accommodate the equipment she will need when she leaves rehab. It’s in a good neighborhood with a long drive so the around-the-clock nursing attendants can have good access.
But, Mrs. Barkley says, now the question is “How are we going to pay for it?”
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