Rick tested positive today for a very bad bacteria called c-dif. He has been started on medicine that should take care of it, but he was very down today. He wasn't his normal self. I'm glad we know why he wasn't acting normal, but sad that he's feeling bad. The medicine should kick in quickly and he'll be fine. The OT girls cut his cast off today and were very impressed with how his arm looked. They left it off for about 4 hours and he never tried to pull his arm up. They recasted him and were able to straighten the arm out even more...they were very pumped about it. PT stood him up again today twice and are very happy with the results they see. ST worked on swallowing this morning. She said Rick's mouth is still weak, but the best thing to strengthen those muscles is to eat. He ate his pureed food pretty good today...I would even say he ate 25% of his supper tray. As his muscles strengthen, then his talking will come to him easier. He tries to talk, but we just can't understand what he's saying.
Kim and Phillip and the kids got here today. It's so good to see everyone. Rick also got a hair cut today...he was getting a little shaggy. She buzzed him good and even trimmed his mustache. She trimmed the 'stache a little too much, but he still looks good.
He will have a little bit of therapy this weekend...not as intense as during the week, but that's okay especially since he's not feeling well.
So, we ended the week a little down because of the c-dif, but I have so many positives to hang on to. And, I don't see Rick letting this get him down. And we're at Baylor AND WE HAVE GOD!!!