Prayer is powerful! Today Tricky Ricky showed us some new tricks. In morning PT he walked again using the parallel bars, but when he was done Olivia made him stand with his only support being his hands on the bars...and he stood for 30 seconds all by himself! It was pretty good stuff! Then in afternoon PT he walked 150 ft with Katie and Olivia's help...no cart. And Olivia said it was the best stepping he's done yet. She pointed out how important it is that his steps are equal on both legs and this afternoon he had very good, equal steps. At the end of the session she looked at Rick and said, "You amaze me!". He got the year right in NP orientation and the city. In OT he was pulling pegs out of a peg board, and today she made him use his left hand, too. He actually did pretty good with it. Rick is so funny. After his shower he is back in bed, but keeps acting like he's going to climb out. When Rita says, "Hey, Slick Rick...where do you think you're going?" And she does the "eye got my eyes on you" gesture...and he did it back to her! Hilarious!
This afternoon we got a visit from Romey, Jarrot, and Megan Ferguson. Jarrot was Dr. Carlile's patient 3 years ago. He got to go downstairs and saw see some of his old therapists. Romey has been right here in my shoes, and has been great about letting me know what to expect and giving me advice on how to handle things.
Sure was a beautiful day in Dallas. We sat outside for awhile. It's a great night for the homecoming football game in Seymour and the party at Tongue River. Hope everyone enjoys the weekend. It will be great for us...the kids are coming tomorrow and we haven't seen them in 2 weeks.
You gotta have Faith...no doubt about it.