Rick had an excellent day. He played Farkle in Theraputic Recreation with Sarah. He's never played before, but caught on to most of the rules pretty quick. After a break he had OT and Emily wanted to see him brush his teeth and take his socks and shoes off. It takes him a while to brush his teeth if he has to put the toothpaste on and everything, and he still has trouble brushing really good, but he did a great job. Then he took his shoes off by using the toes of each foot to push the opposite shoe off...just like he would've before. He was nearly able to get his socks off...couldn't quite get them over his heel. Then he picked his shoes up and untied them, and put them back on the floor to put his foot in. He was trying to tie them, but we ran out of time. I'll be very interested to see how he does next time. In PT today they used the regular walker again, but I missed it. I ran to Walmart to buy his weeks worth of stuff, and when I got back he was done. But Laura said he did really, really good. It will get even better when we get his left arm and shoulder stronger so that he can support himself better. In Adjustment Group (meeting with the counselor) they were discussing fears. One of the questions that was asked was "what is the worst thing that could happen to you?" And Rick's answer was "if I got sent back to Anna." I couldn't believe he said that. I had to explain to the counselor what Anna was, but I was in shock that he remembered that place. Well that's one thing I can guarantee will never happen!
Please include Becky Moorhouse and her family in your prayers. She has been diagnosed with bone cancer. My prayer is for her to be able to face each day without any fear. Fear can paralyze you, make you turn tail and run, but not if you give it to the Lord and face it head on. God's mercies are new every day and he STILL HEALS!