HE POINTED HIS FINGER!!!!
No, I wasn't hallucinating, and I had plenty of witnesses. We needed Rick to respond to a voice command, and today he did it! We had decided to be consistent and always ask for the same thing which is "point your finger". Everything I've read about brain injuries is to ask them to do something and then give them at least 30 seconds to process and respond. We'd asked several times today and would get a wiggle, but late this afternoon he finally pointed his finger. He did it 4 times in a row and when he was done he was sweating like he'd worked out. The nurses thought we were having a party (and we were) because they could hear everybody hollaring down the hall.
I'll let y'all know tomorrow what the doctors think about this development...in the meantime I'm going to be praising the Lord! So stop bawling and pick yourself up off the floor and praise him, too!