Day 34 has given us progress yet again! We are so thankful for it. Yesterday Rebecca asked Rick if his mouth was dry. In response he sucked on his lips and then moved them around for her to moisten his mouth with a sponge. Last night I was doing his oral care, and usually I have to pry his mouth open and sort of force the sponge in to clean, but instead of doing that I asked him to open his mouth...and he did! He did it today for the nurse and the therapist. Last night Sherry worked with him to hold up his fingers in the form of an L to say "Love You". He did that little trick for me this morning, too.
The nurse from Baylor will be calling on Wednesday and will come to see us on Thursday or Friday. She felt like this time frame would give Rick even more time to become even more alert and responsive and therefore ensure his acceptance. Please pray hard for him to be accepted.
The kids are here today, and everyone is tired, and also a little grumpy. Boy does the brotherly/sisterly love wear off fast! We're waiting on Linda and Bobby (Rick's aunt and uncle) to get here so we can get out for awhile. Hopefully a good nights sleep will make everyone feel better.
We once again praise and thank the Lord for continuing to show us the way...Rick has the will, and the Lord has the way.