Today was one of the best days Rick has had in a long time. First thing this morning the student NP came in to check on him. She said, "Is there anything I can do for you today?", and Rick mouthed, "Let me go home.". Krisann just laughed and said, "Are you just a little bit ornery?" and she held her hand up with her thumb and forefinger about 2 inches apart...and Rick held up his hand with his thumb and forefinger just barely apart! It's just so great to see him interact. He walked 200 feet with the EVA walker this morning. Chel C (PT) said today that his tone is normal when he's sitting and relaxed, but still kicks in when he tries to do something...like walk. So, he pump was bumped up again this afternoon. But, just to hear the words "tone is normal" is music to my ears! His neck continues to loosen up and he's been very alert and active this evening. We've hit a few other milestones the last few days. He know longer needs his medicines crushed to take them, now we put them whole in applesauce and he can swallow them. He's also been continent of bowel and bladder about 95% of the time for the last 2 weeks and can even "hold it" over night...the nurses are like, "I can't even hold it over night!" Again, it's the little things we have to celebrate...Zechariah 4:10...appreciate the day of small things.
Tyler and Tanya Thompson visited last night. Tyler had another skin grafting surgery this morning at UMC and they will be here most of this week. He came out of surgery okay, but is in some pain according to their blog. I just can't imagine the pain he goes through, and pray that this grafting "takes" and he will never have to have another surgery again.
Terry and Kathy Carlton got the kids safely to Seymour for me yesterday. I've learned to take people up on their offers...no, I can't do this all by myself, but that's been hard for me to admit. I do appreciate all the offers to help and I don't want to impose on anyone...I understand that it helps everyone heal when they can help in a situation like this.
God's Blessings to you.