It has rained for 2 solid days in Dallas...makes me sleepy. Rick continues to be alert for the majority of the day...rain or no rain. He's gained weight this week...yea! I've been pretty diligent about mixing in extra calories into his food anyway I can. There are packets called Benecalorie that are about 1.5 oz of paste that can be mixed into soup. It's tasteless and adds 330 calories. I also mix butter into his potatoes, and feed him as much pudding and applesauce as he can handle between meals. And, he continues to receive about 1800 calories everynight in an overnight tube feeding.
We had more visitors today. Linda and Bobby got to see how much Rick has progressed, and we got to see Bubba, Stoney, Matt and Sherry again. Rick confirmed again that Bubba is a loser! He also gave the hang ten sign...the sign that everything is good. Cade was getting a little loud today, so I told Rick to tell him to be quiet, and he raised his index finger to his mouth and made the sshhh sound. It was hard for the kids to leave...Riley asked me if I thought Daddy would be well by day 100. That's such a tough question to answer since we know anything is possible with God. What I told her was that I was certain we are at least halfway through our journey.
Kyler is going to see the eye specialist on Tuesday. He was a little frustrated today because he couldn't tell if he was seeing or not. He's finally doing better with his weight...he's 6'3" and weighed 102 today, and was excited about that! And was requesting fritos and bean dip from Aunt Tonya! Please pray that his eyesight returns and he continues to make gains.
We miss everybody and can't wait to get home. Please keep praying so that happens as quick as possible. We believe!