Friday, November 13, 2009

DAY 146

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.



  1. Crystal,
    How 'bout them apples!? I hope you are printing your blog and keeping a diary or good notes. I think this is going to be an extraordinary story. I am still believing for a supernatural miracle, a miracle that will make unbelievers as well as christians scratch their heads and say "I would never have thought it!" Praise God, Thank you Jesus, we love you Lord and we thank you for all the good things you have done for us and for all the things you are going to do. Amen
    God Bless America, Father in heaven open the eyes of the world so they can see the works of the Lord. Amen, hope everyone has a great weekend, God Bless All, later, Rick

  2. You are now sensing and know in your spirit and soul that there has been a well-defined change from the past that has been in process over the past months. I already made you aware that I am doing a new thing in your life and the lives of My people, and you accepted that word by faith. But now, you can actually discern the change and see it with your eyes. Expect to have a short break or lull, but be aware that if you don't understand what this is or why it is happening, you may feel disoriented. This is a time to draw close to Me, says the Lord, put your faith in Me and rest.

    Romans 14:22 Do you have faith? Have it to yourself before God.

    Awesome news Crystal! Keep believing!!!

    Love ya,

  3. YAYYYYY!! Can't wait to see you both soon! Please let us know if we can help in any way!
    Kelly, Reno, Alyssa and Morgan

  4. Praise God, praise God, praise God!!! We are so happy for your family! We all got to see Riley last night at the MC ballgame and it was so thrilling. She is full of life & I love to see her smile. Can't wait to hug you and Rick, it's been a long time...sweet blessings, Jennifer

  5. In life we have to move from one place to another for many reasons. In your journet to the next place continue to impact lives around you. The people at Pate have all have an encounter with a true woman of God. I cant wait to see how this thing truly develops the vessel you are for the King. You are awesome and strong. Where ever this journey takes you continue to pray and be found in the word of God. Rememeber he is always in control. The report of the Lord is the report we believe. One day you will tell many women the struggle and the faith you had in all of this. Marriage not popular in this day, but you testimony of strength and commitment will change the lives of women all over the world. God is sovereign, how is up to him. But he is a "get er done" God. You will be in my prayers and heart as you travel abroad.