Tuesday, July 14, 2009

DAY 24

Sorry it's taken me so long to post something today...we've had a big day. Rick had his therapy this morning for about 30 minutes, and this afternoon the therapist decided to sit him up. This is so good because when your body is in a sitting position it tells the brain that it should be awake, and really provides a great stimulus. The therapist has such a great personality and is such a positive person...she is great to be around. He was able to hold his head and neck up for the most part...he needed a little assistance at times. Then she began doing all the exercises on him. When she grabbed his shoulders to pull him forward at the waist, we began rubbing a very cold washcloth on his back and he opened both of his eyes really wide...the widest I've seen them open. He didn't focus on anything and didn't seem to be any more aware of his surroundings, but I just thought it was the greatest thing ever! She left him sitting up for about an hour. His aunts, uncles, brother and Glenn were here, and we didn't get more than a foot away from him, but he did good. This is the kind of therapy we can expect every day, and it's very important right now that he receives this type of stimulation. I'm so proud of can I not be strong when I have him as my inspiration every day?

Riley decided to go to church camp at White River Youth Camp and will be there all week. Cade actually has strep throat, but we caught it early, got him on anitbiotics and he will be staying in Seymour for a few days.

Please pray for Rick's healing...I miss sitting on the back porch at Tongue River with him and the kids.

With God all things are possible Matthew 19:26



  1. Crystal,

    We are all waiting in anticipation on news each day. Seems he has come a long way. I continue to keep your family in my prayers. Give him a big kiss for me. Keep your head up. Pray that the Lord will lift your burdens and give you peace. Emily Collins Marak

  2. Crystal,
    I am so excited by Rick's progress!! Everytime I see him I am amazed at how much he has improved. Cade and Kelce are yapping in her room. He has on my cheaters-reading glasses. He wants to clean on her room I am afraid he could be injured. He slept about half the way home. They are about to get their showers and settle in for the night. I promise we won't stay up late. I am pooped from staying at the hospital. Love ya,Aunt Sherry

    Dear Mama,
    i love u
    love cade do u love me or not
    i feel better

  3. Crystal,
    Cade had to type his own message which took a little while and there was a "moose" from Cade.
    Get some rest!!Sher

  4. Hey looks like Rick is so close to waking up and asking you what the heck happened!! I'm so glad he had a great day. He looked better to me too.... just more like Rick. We enjoyed the visit. So nice to meet his sweet aunts and see Glenn again too. I honestly just knew he was going to wake up any second. Reno said he felt the same way. Hang in there!!
    Love and so many prayers for you all!
    Kelly, Reno, Alyssa and Morgan

  5. It was great to be there yesterday when they sat Rick up and did his therapy. The therapist got as exicted as we did when he opened his eyes, blinked them and then held onto the rail with his right hand. She is really good with him. Our prayers continue almost hourly for Rick, Crystal, Riley, Cade, Glenn, Brian and the rest of the families for his recovery. We love Rick VERY MUCH.

  6. Praise God!! Everyday is one step closer! I could see the progress he has made, and the boys could too. Hang in there!!
    We love you,
    Ronnie, Pollye, Chance and Chase

  7. That sounds so good! I got goosebumps when I read your post this morning. Our hearts and prayers are with you always.
    Kelly, Crystal, Gus and Graden