Another good day. There is no denying that the kids are good medicine for him! He moved around ALOT today. He was even scratching his eyebrows! He's really trying to talk, and seems to be oriented very well. The neurophych therapist hasn't had a good chance to talk to Rick because he's usually sleepy whenever it's time for his appointment. I asked him today if he knew why he was here and he shook his head yes. I said "did you have a car accident?" and he shook his head no...I said "did you have a horse accident?" and he shook his head yes. I asked him what horse he was riding and I said "was it Cinco?, Crazy Bill? he shook his head no...I said "was it Charcoal?" and he although he didn't shake his head yes, he did stop shaking his head no. We did alot of the same things we did yesterday...arm cycle, b-ball shootout and just riding around. He took a 30 minute nap around noon and again around 4:30, but other than that he's been awake. He ate 50% of both his lunch and supper trays.
I wanted to update everyone on Kyler...his surgery went well, and he is stable, but will stay in ICU for awhile. All the glory goes to God...Kyler is young and strong and he will recover. Thanks for all your prayers for their family.
The outpouring of support continues, and it is so appreciated. I don't know what we would do without all the love we've been shown. It is so uplifting and keeps me going. I was reading last night how when Jesus was crucified, John was so upset, he wasn't sure what to do, but he didn't turn and run, and he didn't question instead, he drew nearer to Jesus. Jesus was killed on Friday and John thought it was a tragedy, but God turned it into a triumph on Sunday. What did John do on Saturday? He drew nearer to Jesus...so it's Saturday for us...we've had the tragedy and we're waiting for the triumph that we know is coming...in the meantime we'll draw nearer to Jesus.