God is good. The day started with OT dressing him. He did so good and probably had the best sit to stand he's ever had. When Julia stood him up to pull his pants up, mechanically, he was perfect. Then he reached down and pulled his pants up as best he could...which was pretty darn good as far as I'm concerned. While he was dressing, I just had the biggest smile on my face. Then in PT Katie put him on the mat on his stomach propped up on his elbows. This is a stretch for Rick and is a little uncomfortable. Katie told him to touch his forehead to the pillow five times and then rest. He did and then I guess he decided he was tired of being on his stomach, so he pushed up with his right arm ( and we're all just watching in amazement to see exactly what he thinks he's going to do) and he rolls hisself all the way over on his back! I nearly started crying, and everyone was hooping and hollering! And very spontaneous today with shaking hands and waving bye. He got to see Hunter the therapy dog again and he was so engaged with him, petting him and shaking his paw.
We were looking at pictures yesterday...these are pictures that our friend Dianna Bullard took when she visited the ranch in March. She blew several pictures up to 8 x 10's and brought them to us. One of the pictures is Riley with Cedar and Cutter Smith. I asked Rick if he remembered scaring Cedar last summer. He scared her, and she hasn't talked to him since...she holds a grudge! Anyway, I told him that Cedar had asked about him since he's been hurt, and he smiled.
May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious unto to you; may the Lord lift up his countneance upon you and give you his peace. Numbers 6 24:26
Special blessings to each of you!