The occupational therapist came in and evaluated Rick. She began by doing about 30 minutes of therapy and stimulation with Rick. She has decided to put him on a Total Care bed. This bed will be able to put him in a sitting position and this help stimulate his brain to "wake up". It is also an airbed and can reposition him without the nurses having to do it. After the evaluation they decided that Rick will receive therapy twice a day for about 30 minutes a day.
First thing this morning I met a lady named Liz, and she is in charge of discharging patients. I thought it was funny that I was meeting the discharge person and we just got here. But, she's making plans for our next steps already and is making sure everything will go smoothly. She shared with me that before this job she worked on the brain injury floor at Baylor Rehab! She still has connections there and is checking into the criteria for getting Rick there. God puts the right people in the right place at the right time!
Right now we have to focus on therapy and good nursing care. So please pray we get both.
My Aunt Margaret is here and she is taking me for a home cooked meal at her house while Aunt Tricia stays with Rick. My family is wonderful...I don't know what I would do without them!
Thanks for all your prayers.