Tuesday, December 29, 2009

DAY 192

Rick did so good today. In morning therapy he dressed in OT, he walked on the treadmill in PT, and he did pretty good in ST...turned his voice on a couple of times and his articulation is getting better and better. We had a visit at lunch time from Bubba Smith and Cotton Leathers. Rick was quick to give Bubba the loser sign! He was very glad to see them and smiled a lot and tried to visit while they were here. Riley went to town with Bubba and Cotton and came back with a new felt hat...Bubba told her she has to come to Dixon Creek and work it off...she said she'd gladly go, this week if he needed her. This afternoon Rick stood and stacked cones in PT, and made pudding in OT. It sounds crazy that making pudding would be a good OT activity, but it really was. He had to open the package of pudding and pour it in the bowl, pour the milk in the bowl and stir. He did really good, but it took him the entire 30 minute session to do it, and then Cade had to finish the stirring for the pudding to set. He played UNO in ST and did really good...cognitively he made the right plays, and Jeannie got him to voice what cards he was playing. On January 11th he will go for a scope with an ENT to check out the vocal chords and see if there is any other reason he is having so much trouble getting his voice on. Dr. Wolcott said today that we will move to TLC in a week to 10 days.

He called you to share in his glory in Christ, a glory that will continue forever. 1 Peter 5:10

God Bless You All,


  1. Crystal,
    Praise the Lord, as my black friend says "things are looking up", thank you Jesus!
    Ol' Rick better be careful he's gonna be back out there in the elements one of these days.(I know y'all can hardly wait, that nothing would suit either of you more than to be back at the ranch!) Let's pray and agree, Father we come before you with praise and thanksgiving and Father we thank you for all you have done for Rick and his family and Father we thank you in advance for all you are going to do. Father we thank you for the continued healing in Rick and Father we thank you for a supernatural miracle in Rick's body. Father God heal him from head to toe in the name of Jesus, and we'll give you the praise and the glory forever and ever. In Jesus name we pray, amen and amen ++++++++=======++++++++=======++++++
    let's all make a new years resolution, Love your neighbor with the love of the Lord, and I don't mean just the cute neighbor, all of 'em, the good, the bad, and the not so handsome!!
    God Bless America, later, Rick

  2. have so been on my mind this past week. praying for you, Rick and your family always. so thankful you got to all be together despite the weather, you are so good about making lemonade out of lemons! Agreeing that you will have a "normal" Christmas next year back in Baylor Co. with all your family. Every day is a gift, every breath for that matter. 2010 is going to be one of the best ever for you! God is tending to every detail. Sending our love and prayers, trey, ronda and girls

  3. Crystal,

    Just a quick note to wish you, Rick, and your family the best in the coming new year. Please know how much I respect and admire you, and that I read your blog every morning, along with many others all over the country. Also please know that you, Rick, and your family are always on our minds and in our prayers. You and Rick are very special people and are a blessing to all the lives that you touch.

    Take care,