Jesus died for our sins so that we could live. But he doesn't want us to just live, he wants us to live a GOOD life. I believe that's what God has planned for us... a good life. Rick has really had a breakthrough this week. His initiation of movements and being spontaneous has improved so much. He continues to try to communicate...either head nods, talking (which is still a whisper) or pointing to printed answers. And has gotten so much more expressive with his face...raises his eyebrows, crinkles his nose, smiles. It's hard to believe, but Tuesday could be our last day here at Baylor before we move on to transitional rehab. The final decision will be made on Monday. Dr. Carlile and several of the therapists have been gone this week to Red River, NM for Mile High camp. This is a special camp for brain injury survivors. We've missed Dr. C and Olivia this week, but have been left in very capable hands. I'll be making a decision on transitional rehab tomorrow. The choices are Pate Ranch in Anna, TX or TLC in Lubbock. It's a hard decision to make...I don't think either one would be a wrong choice. Rick will receive 6-8 hours of therapy a day at these places and really get him ready for home.
He stood good again today, walked good on the treadmill, balanced well on the edge of the bed, and has been watching Chisum. I sat him up to feed him and looked at me funny and started pushing back. I said, "Do you want to eat?" and he shook his head no. So I said, "Do you want me to lay you back down so you can watch John Wayne?", and he nodded yes!
Thanks for all your prayers.