God blessed us again today. The day didn't start off so great. Rick had an episode that caused him to sweat really bad and get really tight. Not sure what causes these...just part of the brain injury. We got him cooled off and he rested awhile. Then, his casts were cut off his legs and I'm sure that made him feel better, too. Then the good stuff started. Usually during PT he stands up one time for 10 minutes or so, and she has to help him get his knees locked and push up, but today Olivia made him stand up and sit down over and over. On the 3rd time, Rick did all the standing by hisself! It was all him! It was so exciting. Another great thing was that the ENT doc came by late yesterday and cleared the trach and it was removed today. He still hasn't talked yet, but he will! Then at the end of the day, OT came in and Julia got him stretched out another 30 degrees and recast. They are so pleased with his progress. AND the insurance company approved the splints...no waiting! WOW! Thank you God for taking care of all the details!
Thanks to everyone who has called and visited and sent cards...I can't even get through all the cards he's received...the nurses were laughing at the stack we got today! We truly appreciate everything everyone's done for us.