We ended the week with another great day. Rick helped get himself dressed and brushed his teeth. He is really getting better about leaning forward...this is hard for him because of the tone, and when he can break the tone and lean forward, he stands easier, he sits easier and just does everything better. The baclofen pump is still in the approval process with the insurance company and could be a few weeks before it is approved. Rick's liver function tests continue to trend downward and are almost back in the normal range...thank you Jesus!
I've decided that Pate Ranch in Anna, TX will be the best place for Rick to go for transitional rehab. A couple of the therapists want us to stay another week here. I will find out for sure on Monday whether or not we'll stay at Baylor, or move to Pate on Tuesday. As Rick progresses, I would like to be able to move to TLC in Lubbock and then home. We'll just have to see how things go, but if they keep going the way they have this week, we could be back to west texas in no time!
Thank you Sandy for putting together the jewelry fundraiser...I can't believe how much money it raised. Sandy put in a lot of time and expense herself to do that for us, and it is truly appreciated.
We are so blessed to have such great friends and family. You've all done so much for us...please continue to pray for Rick's healing...pray that he be restored 100%!