In 5 days Juli will be allowed to leave the rehab facility for the day FOR THE FIRST TIME since she was admitted. In addition to that piece of good news, She OFFICIALLY HAS A DISCHARGE DATE!! I am including a post my sister Kristin wrote on the Juli's Journey Facebook page. It's a quick update. Juli still has months of therapy ahead of her and future timeline remains uncertain, but she will be going home at the end of the month!!!
POST FROM FACEBOOK:
Well, its official. Juli has a discharge date!!
We are thrilled that Juli will be moving back home soon, and she is counting down the days until she is home with Athena. Therapy will continue indefinitely on an outpatient, and/or in-home basis.
I got to spend another weekend with Juli. She's doing fantastic!
Her speech is coming along great - I can't believe the improvements she has made in her speech just over the last two weeks. So proud! She is able to change her volumes and tones of her voice much better, in other words its much easier to hear different emotions when she speaks now - in the beginning she was monotone and had some slurred speech - not anymore
In physical therapy Juli has been learning to walk unassisted with a walker, and is also learning to do stairs. These are an important part of her transition home. Right now Juli is able to climb between 4-8 stairs at a time, impressive considering less than two months ago she had difficulty sitting up unassisted!!
This coming Saturday Juli will be leaving the facility for the first time for a day pass to attend Beth's wedding. She is super excited to spend the evening with family and is looking forward to being a bridesmaid. We will definitely be posting pictures of her all done up!
I would like to take a brief moment to thank some special people who have donated their time and resources to help us get Juli ready for Saturday. From dress alterations, eyebrows, hair, and nails, those of you that offered your services and those of you that helped we are forever grateful. Its important Juli feels as beautiful on the outside as she is on the inside. She is a cosmetologist afterall - beauty is important! So thank you all.
And one last thing, Juli has overcome incredible obstacles in a very short amount of time. She has surprised us all. But her journey is far from over. She still has many obstacles to overcome and we need your continued prayers and support. I will continue to post updates between now and then, but please pray for a smooth transition home! Thank you all! ~KR
Counting down the days!