I am glad they are having therapists come in the room to work with her. The entire time the OT was in, Sophie cried. It's hard on my heart but I know it is best for Sophie. Sophie resisted her which is good because it makes her use her muscles. She had Sophie sit up in bed. At first she was pretty limp. But as she massaged her neck and shoulder muscles, I could see Sophie getting stronger. She actually held her head up by herself for a few moments!!!
A few hours later, two physical therapist came by. Sophie had just finished eating lunch. They had her sit up in bed and I was amazed at how much stronger she was already. They then said they wanted to try to get her to stand. I was a little nervous. Of course, she was crying through all of this. Once they got Sophie all situated, they put her legs over the edge of the bed and had her bear weight on her legs. She was a bit wobbly but she did it. She didn't have any balance but this was the first time she had been on her feet for a week. I stood a few feet in front of her and she attempted to take steps towards me.
Once she got to me, she put her arms around my neck and I gave her the BIGGEST HUG. The first hug I have gotten from her in over a week. It was a precious moment. Not at all awkward. It felt natural.