The therapists keep pushing Rick and he continues to rise to the occasion. In OT this morning, Emily had Rick take his socks and shoes off and then put them back on. The last time they tried this, he wasn't able to get his socks off without the help of a reaching stick. Today, he got them off all by himself...and he is sooooo close to tying his shoes. In PT he worked on standing and having good posture...he tends to slump when he's standing. His back and shoulder muscles are still weak. He also climbed the stairs which is great for building strength and endurance.
Riley survived TAKS, but unfortunately has shingles. It started last week with the pain and burning, and Mom got her to the doctor today. She has some medicine to take so hopefully this will resolve quickly.
I thought it would be a good time to let everyone know that we will be moving to Seymour. I don't know where to yet, so if you have any ideas, please send me a message on FB or an e-mail. In the next few weeks I hope to go to the ranch and get our things packed up. Rick understands and the kids understand although they miss their Guthrie friends terribly, as do I. If there was any way possible for us to stay in Guthrie, I would do it, but at this point it's just not feasible. Of course, we still don't have a discharge date for Rick, but I'd like to get settled in somewhere before he gets out.
God has gotten us this far, so I'm not worried about the next part of our journey. Sometimes you gotta keep goin'; even if you don't know where you're goin' to.