We left the rehab hospital this morning at 9 am to go have a CT of the abdomen done. Rick started throwing up as soon as we got there. They were so backed up in CT that by the time he was done, it was close to time to see the Dr. about the baclofen pump. So, we went to his office and waited and waited and finally got to see him and got back to the room at 1 pm. Rick didn't eat lunch, but kept down about 6 oz of tea around 3 pm and then ate 50% of his dinner and so far has kept it down. The consult with the dr went well...he thinks Rick would be an excellent candidate for the pump. He provided me with a lot of information and a DVD to watch. He performs about 10 baclofen surgeries a month. Insurance still needs to approve the procedure and we should know early next week whether they do or not. Since Rick was feeling bad, he didn't have any therapy today, but was alert most of the day. This afternoon he started kicking his right leg out of the bed and then pulled his left leg over to it. I said, "Rick what are you doing? Are you trying to get up?" And he started trying to sit up in the bed. It was really exciting. And he's just been more active in general...especially with his arms and hands...if he's got an itch, he's gonna scratch it!
Good things are happening, and I thank God for them. So many of you have been on this road with us from the very beginning and are still sticking with us...and of course we've picked up a few more supporters along the way. It would be easy for y'all to forget us, but you don't, as a matter of fact, I think the support has just grown and grown. We don't need anything...God has provided for us through all of you in every possible way we could need...thank you.
Keep those prayers coming!