We made it to Lubbock with no problems whatsoever! Rick handled the trip great...he got a little nauseated outside of Seymour, but other than that he was fine...and stayed awake the entire trip. We ate lunch at Mom's and got to see the kids for a couple of hours...Cade was totally surprised to see me at school, but Riley was ready and waiting. The absolute best thing happened when we went through Guthrie...all the 6666's cowboys and cowgirls were along the highway waving, whistling and blowing their truck sirens...some were horseback...it was so wonderful. I rolled down the window and Rick waved and he had THE BIGGEST smile I have seen on his face in a long time. That was so nice...organized by Bootsie, by the way...thank y'all so much it made our day! Phil and Zane were at the Lasiter Pens west of town and we pulled over so Rick could say hi to them...I still had tears rolling down my face and Rick still had a smile on his face...it didn't disappear until Pitchfork!
Trustpoint is very nice and so far a very comfortable place to be. Rick had supper and fell asleep about 30 minutes ago. They will evaluate Rick in the morning and then start rehab. We should see Dr. Wolcott tomorrow as well and make a plan concerning the baclofen adjustments.
It feels soooo good to be this close to home...going through Guthrie today was bittersweet, but now that we're this close I'll definitely be getting to go home.
Thanks for all your prayers...God had his angels watching over us again today. I had a nice surprise this morning before we left. Shonda and Paula (two of the techs at Pate I really liked) split the shift last night so that they could both see Rick and I on our last day. They are 2 people I will stay in touch with. Shonda prayed with Rick this morning before we left and gave us a really great send off.
Time to relax! I'll stay the night here with Rick. Thanks again to everyone for everything!
GOD IS GOOD!