Nothing extremely exciting to report today. We did have his baclofen pump increased to 300 micrograms. He has been at 300 before, but was taken back down because of the last seizure. I really feel like somewhere between 300 and 350 is where he needs to be. Dr. Wolcott's nurse usually comes to TLC, but today she was extremely busy. They asked if we could bring him there. So, since Dr. W's office is just 2 blocks from TLC, and since it was such a nice day, we decided to go for a stroll. Rick enjoyed getting out of the building for a little while and Sarah and I enjoyed a little cardio and sunshine. Tomorrow they have a cook out planned for the patients in the little courtyard behind the building and I know Rick will enjoy that. Today in PT homework I got him on the mat again and stretched him. This time when he laid on his stomach he was able to stay there for 10 minutes...another record. I really think that getting out of his chair and standing and walking as much as he has been is getting rid of a lot of the tightness in his lower back. In ST they worked on talking loud. The goal is for him to speak at 65 decibels and today he was speaking at 58. If you ask him how loud he is, he'll tell you he's shouting when he's talking in a normal voice.
All people will know that you are my followers if you love each other. John 13:35
In our faith we leave footprints to guide others. A child, a friend, a recent convert. None should be left to walk the trail alone. It's the principle of discipleship. ~ Max Lucado
Thanks for all you footprints!