This is the 7th instalment in the Once Upon a Time series.
It's been awhile (Nov. 2011) since we read the last installment of Once Upon Time; we were left wondering if the Princess's dream of going home from the hospital was going to happen... Well, the doctors had one more stop before the Princess could return to her castle...
No, not this kind of Rehab ...
This kind, Physical Rehab.
Which included learning to transfer from bed to wheel chair; wheel chair to the "royal throne" and back to bed, all on her own. Learn to use a walker; go up and down stairs; learn to use a cane; rehab therapy on her shattered elbow and re-develop hand/eye coordination, motor skills, thinking, focusing.
But due to a similar little gadget (tub seat) the need for the above rehab almost ended...
Well, the tub seat and the nurse who left her sitting there (ALONE - unattended), [after the Princess repeatedly had been saying she was getting dizzy,] to go and get the bath towels she had forgotten. In the time the nurse took to get the towels, the Princess must have gone unconscious ... as the nurse re-entered the bathroom, the Princess was no longer sitting on the bath bench, her limp body lay over the side of the bathtub,face on the floor ... a small trace of blood ...
Thankfully the Princess's Angels were again working hard to keep her safe. She woke to the nurse's screams; unaware of what had just happened or the grave danger she had been in moments earlier.
After this second close call on her life the Princess was determined that she was much safer at home. With the help of some wonderful friends, she was able to learn to get in and out of the wheel chair; take steps with the help of cane and slowly (and painfully) go up and down a few stairs. Yes, she was almost Home... now all she had to do was learn to transfer from wheel chair to car.
After the therapist explained the technique and cautioned that this is the part most people have problems adjusting to, getting in a car backwards. This was going to be EASY!
Any woman who has ever had to get into a car this low will tell you; the only way to do it in a Ladylike way (not exposing anything) is "sit in backwards, then bring your legs in together". When the therapist uttered these same words, ~ For the first time in all this therapy stuff... she knew/was confident she was going home.
Will things be better now that she is going home? Tune in next time for a continuation ... of