So, I get here this morning to find Rick motorin' down the hall to the kitchen. He is on a mission. He has tried to tell 4 different people what he wants. They've figured out its something out of the fridge, but noone can understand him. So, they say, "you go get it, and we'll follow you." So, I get here and I ask him what he's after and he says, "hot sauce". The techs just laugh...they were understanding hot, but not the sauce part. He was weighed this morning and is up to 166! Dr. Wolcott is again very pleased with last weeks progress report he received this morning during rounds. He wants to bump the baclofen pump back up to where it was before the seizure, so we'll go slow...started by going up 15 micrograms today. Rick had 2 PT sessions today. This morning he walked with the walker and had good steps...still a little scissoring with the left leg, but way better with getting his heel down. This afternoon he got to do some target practice. They built a 5 ft tall sling shot out of PVC pipe and therabands. Then, they drew some animals on a big whiteboard...coyote, birds, buck, doe, rabbit, squirrel, etc. Rick's job was to stand up and keep his balance while shooting the animals. He did such a great job...you should have seen him squatting down and taking aim. David (PT) had to keep a hand on him, but it didn't look like he had to help support too much. If there were 10 animals on the board, it only took him 12 shots to hit them all...and he enjoyed it! He also enjoyed eating chocolate cake while standing in the standing frame...said it made standing frame not so bad.
I'm thankful to make it through another day, and know that we're closer and closer to Rick's complete healing...I told God from the very beginning, "I do not accept this for Rick". He will not only live, but live life to the full...Amen. Anyone who comes to God must believe that he is real and that he rewards those who truly want to find him. Hebrews 11:6