Thursday, July 23, 2009

DAY 33

Rick was "awake" most of the morning and therefore was a little tired during therapy this afternoon. Instead of the usual hour we only got about 45 minutes out of him today. When he gets tired you can tell. At the end of therapy he did the funniest thing. My uncle TJ had made a pair of split reins for him about 24" long that are fastened together with an o-ring. Rick's been playing with them and had them in his hand during therapy. Kiran decided to use them to help during an exercise. She would pull them toward her and then wanted Rick to pull them back. When she decided to use a therapy band in place of the reins, Rick wouldn't hold the bands...he wouldn't even close his hand around them. So, I handed his reins back to him and said, "ok Rick here's your reins", and he closed his hand immediately. We got a good laugh out of that. TJ also cut some rope for him and he likes to hold that, too. He's funny...if he gets anything in his hand, he doesn't just hold it, he feels of it.

Baylor Institute of Rehab in Dallas is where we want to go as soon as Rick is ready. They are sending a nurse to evaluate Rick. She was supposed to come tomorrow, but had to reschedule. Liz (social worker) faxed overRick's chart to the nurse today, and hopefully she will come on Monday to evaluate him. We are really praying hard that he gets in at Baylor. They are see about 175 brain injuries a year, and are on the cutting edge of brain would be a fabulous place to be. Please pray that he gets accepted.

"Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Mark 11:24

That verse was on a card that Pollye appropriate for the day. Thanks to everyone for all you've done. I look forward to the cards, e-mails and posts every day...they provide such a mental boost.

Love you all!


  1. A cowboy knows his tools!! We enjoyed the post. Praying and believing with you that he will be Baylor bound soon. Mile by mile life is a trial, yard by yard life is hard, inch by inch life is a cinch...So awesome to see Rick continue to move forward and for your perseverence and loving countenance to continue to push through this storm...Your faith is rock solid and Jesus is your strong tower and shield...

    Sending our prayers as well as many others up here in the Big Sky area said to tell you they are praying for ya'll...

    We love you,
    trey, ronda, taylor, sydney, & cheney

  2. Praise God!! I just get goosebumps when I see of one more hump he has crossed over!!! Our boy is a fighter and we all know it....Baylor is right around the corner!!
    We Love ya'll,
    Pollye and Crew

  3. We are laughing. Rick needs his reins, but he doesn't need a therapy band!! I love it! How totally neat is that. I can't wait till you can tell him all these stories. He's going to laugh and laugh. Can you just imagine what his is thinking? His personality is shining through, even though he can't tell us yet. Hoping and praying that the Baylor Rehab deal will work very soon. Love you all so much!
    Love and many, many prayers,
    Kelly, Reno, ALyssa and Morgan Bradley