Sunday, October 18, 2009

DAY 120

It was a pretty lazy day for Rick. He slept late, ate breakfast, took a nap, ate lunch, took a nap, ate supper and is now in the shower and said he is ready for bed! His Aunt Doe-Doe and Uncle Bobby came by with their g'kids Kay Kay and Chanceton. Kay Kay fed Rick the majority of his supper and I told him he better enjoy it because she won't be here tomorrow! When they got ready to leave, Linda took Rick's hand and kissed it, so he kissed her hand back and made her cry. It's been awhile since they've seen Rick and even though they read the blog every day, it's not the same as seeing it in person, especially the way Rick has been gaining.

The house was pretty calm for most of the day...I guess everybody was sleepy today because most of the patients stayed in their rooms, but right now it is crazy. There are 2 new trainees on tonight...boy are they in for a surprise! I was really proud for Kelly C today...her son came to see her. There are 2 Kelly's in the house right now. Kelly C is 42 and had a stroke. The only words she can say are "uh-huh", "huh-uh", and "shit". I'm not kidding...and I never knew how many different meanings the word "shit" had, but Kelly makes it work for a lot of things. She is so cute, but she is terribly lonely and was so happy to see her son today. Kelly P is from Amarillo. She is 40 and had an aneurism. Either her mom and dad or her husband have been with her the whole time, but she has a 2 year old son at home. He will be here next weekend. Both the Kelly's are really sweet girls and I say lots of prayers for them to get to return to their normal lives. Kelly C and I stayed up last night watching Medea, and laughing our butts was good therapy!

We're ready for another week here at Pate. Things are going better and I'm very thankful for that! Hopefully I'll hear some more specifics on the baclofen pump this week.

Keep the faith!



  1. Crystal,
    I believe all of us must have been bitten by the same (lazy) bug today. But, Sundays are good for that around my house. Sounds like you have more to pray for with the two Kellys and the other folks that are there. In ref. to K.C., her byword can cover lots of country, my wife has re-written one of those. Instead of saying ---- happens, she says the " brown word" happens. However, many of us have our vices, I hate to admit it but I have mine.(everybody who knows me can testify) I pray for forgiveness and deliverance on a daily basis. Ok, so much for that, I am certainly glad to hear that you are feeling better about the situation at Pate. Let's pray and agree and see how we can help your two new friends.
    Father we come before you with praise and thanksgiving. Father we thank you in advance for a good week for Rick and Crystal. Father we thank you for the continued healing in Rick, for everything and anything that is for the better. Father we lift Kelly C. and Kelly P. before you and father we thank you for a supernatural touch. Father we thank you for clearing everything in these two ladies that has caused their physical problems. Father we thank you for restoration in their bodies and their cardio-vascular system, and that they be completely restored to complete health, in the Name of Jesus. Father we thank you that all good things come from you and through you, in Jesus name we pray. Amen and Amen
    God Bless America and all of those in authority around the world, Later, Rick

  2. I stand in total agreement...We love you Jesus and praise your HOLY name...Amen.

    God Bless You Crystal and Rick...You are blessed to be a blessing. We love you.