Rick must be singing the song, "There ain't nothin' that can't be done by me and God" because he continues to do amazing things every day. As I'm sitting here typing, he is "talking" to me...I can't make out what he's saying, but he's initiating a conversation and has a voice to go with it! This morning we put him in a smaller wheelchair to see if he could peddle himself around, and you guessed it...he started peddling and turning the wheel as if he's done it before. By noon he was pretty tired, so I put him back in his big chair that's got a lot of support with it for the rest of the day. While they are working on putting his schedule together, we continue to have free time. His primary therapist has asked me to use this time to work puzzles and do some homework with him. The homework today was answering 15 "yes" "no" questions and he had to circle the right answer. The questions were things like "Is an attic underground?". He got all of them right except for 2. Then I had him write the #'s 1-10 on a sheet of paper. All were legible except for the #5 and after helping him with it once he wrote it perfectly. He stood in the standing frame for 20 minutes and was quick to let us know that it was really stretching his legs out. He walked about 175 feet in PT.
Praise God that all is good. There are so many people here at Pate that need a blessing. So many people that are in worse situations than we are. I continue to carry on my constant conversation with God, and I know y'all do too. Rick will get better and this won't last forever!
The kids will be here tomorrow, and I can't wait to see them. Hope y'all have a great weekend.