Good but hard day today. I talked with the neurologist this morning. I found out today that all the moving he's doing with his arms and legs, which they call "restlessness" is usually seen in Rancho level 4. She explained to me that the Rancho scale is cognitive, so 1 is deep coma like right after the accident. Cale is at the baseline of 3 right now. The more severe the brain injury, the sooner they see this. Cale was showing it in level 2. I already knew that his brain injury was severe and that he was in bad shape, but since I was seeing movement so soon, I was thinking that he was making such quick progress. I felt like he was getting better so quick and that in the back of my head the long road was going to be a lot shorter for us. Also, at the end of the conversation I asked how well she thought Cale was doing and she said that over the last 6 weeks his progress has been very slow and that's about how things are going to go. She said with how bad the injury was it's going to take a lot off time. Again, something I already knew but from what I was seeing and everything we've been typing on the blog has seemed to be moving so quickly. I'm not going to let this get me down and I know the future is in God's hands and that it's going to be His timing not the doctors, it was just hard to hear that all the moving wasn't because he's almost awake and better. I felt like I just wanted a fairy to sprinkle pretty sparkly dust over me, that would make me fall asleep until he was awake and could kiss me awake...fairy tales...God's plan is so much more exciting though!
On a happy note, the speech therapist was brushing Cale's teeth and had him grab the brush and try. He didn't quite get it but it really looked like he was trying to do the motion. Also he was in a wheelchair today! It was so great to see him dressed and sitting up! He didn't handle it for too long but it's a start! This afternoon they switched his room to a bigger one so it's nice to have more space. Beth and I are going to be decorating it and making it cozy :) PT asked me to bring in pictures so they can start showing him everyday. If you have a picture you would like to send so Cale can see you that would be great!