Posting early today with GREAT news...we're going to Lubbock on Tuesday! I am so excited. The plan is for Rick to be admitted to a rehab hospital in Lubbock called Trustpoint. Dr. Wolcott who is the medical director for TLC is also a dr at Trustpoint and wanted Rick to go there first for pump management. We will be there approximately 10 days and then transfer to TLC. He will receive therapy while we are there, but it's more like Baylor in that it's a hospital setting.
Today was good...the swelling stayed at a minimum. He got to see Hank again this morning. I asked Cindy to see if Rick knew how to get the rope halter off and so she positioned Hank so that he head was almost in Rick's lap. Rick worked and worked and was finally able to untie the knot...he still has limited range in his left shoulder, so it's hard for him to use his left hand for anything. Then he tried to tie it back...he needed a little help for the physical part, but mentally he knew what he was doing. His speech therapist asked him orientation log questions today. There are 10 questions that are scored 0-3 according to his answer...3 being correct with no assistance. So, a maximum score is 30...he scored a 22 today. He missed the Month and the year which surprised me because those are sometimes the only 2 he gets right! I told him this morning that Stoney scored a 69 on his bronc ride last night. This afternoon I asked him if he remembered what Stoney scored and he said "69"...short term memory loss can be such a problem with a TBI, so I was really happy that he remembered.
Thanks for all the prayers...they are being answered and we are going to get through this. Can't wait to see all our west texas friends & family.