We have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving...usually we just think about having too much to eat and getting a day off, but this year it has much more meaning. We had about 16 people come for Thanksgiving...Chryal, Fran, Darrell, Lauri and Rachel, Mama, Pooh, Stan, Tess, Addison, Lynette, Jace and us. It was one of the best Thanksgivings we've ever had. Everybody cooked and we took over the activity room. Stan played the piano, and after lunch we watched the DVD of Rick's roping that Susie Osborne made...it was wonderful...Rick was napping and didn't get to watch it, but we absolutely LOVED it! Rick didn't nap this morning, but he made up for it this afternoon and slept for 3 hours which actually is pretty normal for him after t-giving!
We had visitors yesterday, too. Sherry and her niece Melissa, and Monte Hollar. Monte is banged up from a horse wreck and when he was telling Rick about it Rick made a face like, "ouch". He smiled at Sherry's crazy stories and they got to see him walk...his walking was pretty good. He usually needs a lot of help shifting his weight, but yesterday he didn't need as much help. Dr. Wolcott said that he would like to keep us here at least 1 more week. Which is really a good thing because Rick can barely handle the 3 1/2 hours of therapy he's getting since the pump has been bumped up. Staying here will help him build his endurance and he'll be ready for the 6 hours of therapy he'll get at TLC.
Thank the Lord because he is good. His love continues forever. Psalm 106:1