Monday, November 23, 2009

DAY 156

I'm writing this listening to Rick snore...he is OUT and has been since 3:30. He had 3 1/2 hours of therapy today. In one session of OT he had to take his shirt off and put it back on. He got it off pretty easy, but then was being stubborn and wouldn't put it back on the way Amanda wanted him to. I told her he's been putting in on a certain way for 3 months, I don't think we're going to change it now. So, she gave in and let him do it his way...Nored was here and when Rick got his face through the head hole he sat there with just his face sticking out and smiled at was so funny. He finally got it put on...took 30 minutes. In speech therapy he is doing a little better, but the voice still comes and goes. Chel'C ultrasounded his neck again today with the deep heat, and he walked in the parallel bars. He's getting better about using his left arm and hand...his shoulder was x-rayed last week and once again showed nothing, so they've been spending extra time stretching it and doing range of motion activities. Dr. Wolcott has plans of increasing the pump again this week.

I give God thanks and praise every day for the progress we've seen in Rick. We've been at this for 5 months...hard to believe, and Rick has come a VERY long way. If staring at him healed him as much as praying does, he would be healed by now...I spend 3/4 of the day staring at him! I just wonder what he's thinking! One day we'll know.

Hope everyone has a great evening.



  1. Crystal, Can't wait to see you on Wednesday!! So glad you are back in West Texas! Happy belated bday!! I will call you tomorrow to get directions again-you know my sense of direction!! Happy almost Thanksgiving!! Love ya,Aunt Sher

  2. Crystal,
    Thank the Lord, onward and upward!! Things are lookin' up. I believe, from your comments, you are where you need to be. I don't really know why, but I just feel like the move to Lubbock was the best thing to do. Father in heaven we come before you with praise and thanksgiving. Father we thank you for Rick's healing and full recovery. We thank you for giving Crystal strength, compassion, and comfort. We praise you and thank you for all the good things you have done for all concerned. Father we thank you for guideing and leading those who are there to help Rick during this healing process. Father we thank you for a supernatural miracle in Rick's life.
    In Jesus name we pray, Amen and Amen
    God Bless America and pray for justice in the trial of the Gitmo detainees, later, Rick

  3. Hang on sister, good things are yet to come. By the Grace of God go I!! Stay strong and know we are with you all.
    Love ya'll