Hey all Rick prayer warriors!! This is Sherry Smajstlra, Crystal's Aunt. Crystal is waiting for a new card for her computer which she hopes to receive tomorrow from her fantastic friend, Blake. Crystal said it is good to have a "Good IT Nerd Friend" around!!
Rick has had two great days in a row! He continues to walk in the gait trainer. Today he walked a total of 530 feet!! He is pushing the gait trainer on his own and mobilizing it by himself! His PT Olivia only had to keep his feet from crossing in front of each other. Yippee!
Today in speech therapy, he continued to try to speak. He said "HI" to Christina where you could hear his voice not a whisper! In OT, Rick also has had two productive days. He continued to help when he was getting dressed and had therapy with the hand bike.
The most exciting thing happened today-POOL THERAPY!!
Rick was a little apprehensive at first but he soon relaxed. He walked in the pool with weights on his feet to keep his feet from floating up. There is a bench in the pool, Rick sat and then would stand. He was in the pool about 20 min. The pool temperature is 90 degrees-you know Rick had to enjoy it!! Crystal was really impressed that there was a sign that said, "God is Strength" in the pool area. Christian music was played over the loud speakers in the pool area. Crystal said she wanted to stay there the rest of the day!
Please continue to pray for Rick, Crystal, Riley, Cade, Raquel, Stan, Tess, Addison, Gigi, and Jimmy!
I hope everything is clear, and Crystal will be back tomorrow!!
God Bless All Who Love the Kieschnicks!!
Aunt Sherry Smajstrla
PS Pray for Rick's next step at Pate Ranch!!