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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Update - Kathleen

Well, today was my first day alone with him! It was really sad at first but in the beginning he kept me really busy! He’s doing a lot more things that are funny to me and I can see Cale’s personality through them, but at the same time, it might just be me making myself see it. He’s moving his left leg (which is the injured one!) a ton! He just throws it up in the air all the time and bends and straightens it a lot.We were worried about it when he was still in ICU because it was turned in so the did an x-ray and it showed that it’s healing up as it should. He shows us now! He doesn’t move his right one hardly but hopefully soon. He’s started moving his head by himself too. With all the moving he’s doing, I feel like he should just start talking. I know it will happen eventually, but sometimes “eventually” isn’t very fun. I can feel myself starting to get anxious and desperate to hear his voice and have him awake, but then I’m quickly reminded of Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. I am trying my hardest to be obedient with that because I know this is going to be a whole lot easier for me if I do :) As far as his facial fractures, skull fractures, and clavicle, they will hopefully heal nicely on their own.
Thank you everyone for the Happy Anniversary wishes! My sweet moment was at one point, I crawled in bed with him and fell asleep on his chest. It was only for 10 minutes if that, but he woke me up by moving his arm and I responded with a grumpy “boy…” forgetting for just a second that this was all happening. It felt like one of our naps on a Sunday afternoon. It was what I needed, even if it was just for a second.
Cale has been in a very restless and agitated mood. He’s constantly moving and has hardly been resting. He’ll be calm for just a few minutes and then all of a sudden his leg will fly up or his arm. I just kind of giggle because he’s still so hyper! I hate seeing him like this though. I know there are so many things bothering him but he cant tell us. I’m very ready for this to all be over but we still have a long ways to go.


  1. Hang in there precious. You are never ever alone. He is always with you and we are always with you in thought and prayer too. Charlie came home from work today and said " you know there isn't a half hour that goes by that I don't think of those two" and I said "ME TOO!" So that means for the hour that goes by you are always on one of our mind and prayers.We love you very much.

  2. Hi Kathleen! It's Tigger. Just wanted to say thanks for all the updates! I really love hearing what God is doing everyday for Cale and you! I have no idea what it's like to be you right now and I hope I never do. But I'm so proud of you! You have been so strong! Your faith is so GREAT! I used to think I was tuff but after this and hearing how tuff you are. I'm not so sure anymore! I think that if it was my John I'd be falling apart. I know how big our God is but I'm human. :) God is so good! I can't wait to get on here one day and see that Cale's awake and talking! You keep it up girl! Your faith is so great! You are such a blessing!! I'm so glad that I can call you my friend! Your the best! I'm not going to stop praying for healing! I'm always here if you ever need to talk! I'm just a call away! Call me day or night! For any reason! I'm here for you girl! And please let me know if you need ANYTHING! And tell Cale if he doesn't wake up soon you're going to eat his candy and drink his Mt Dew! If you haven't already!! :) hahaha. Love you girl! Stay strong! ~Tigger~

  3. Hang in there! We are all praying for you and are amazed by what is happening...I know when you are in the middle of a trial it seems like it is taking for ever. So we will continue to remember you and hold you up! We love you.


  4. Kathleen,
    I can't even begin to imagine what you're going through, but I just want to thank you for blessing us with all of the up-dates on Cale's recovery, and the up-dates on how you're doing as well.
    You have taught me more than you could possibly imagine.
    In Him,
    Kennewick Baptist Church

  5. kat i know that you are in a hard situation. waiting is probably one of the hardest things we can do. we all want it now now now. i love that you remember phil 4:6. its a wonderful passage. just my thoughts, but try not to expect too much too soon from him, like when he moved from you laying on his chest. could he still be sore and it might be uncomfotable for you to lay on him? like i said just my thought. i was also thinking our God is so complex, smart, and knows it all. i wondered if maybe God is just letting cale sleep so that he doesnt have to feel all the pain he must of been in. as his wounds heal God can make him wake up and not have soooo much pain to be in. im a firm believer that God allows satan to do the bad stuff to us so that others may learn and get closer to God. maybe God is using this sadness and tradgedy to reach a lost soul or maybe even to get closer to you and cale. i know in my life that when i seem to put God on a shelf he needs to wake me up and uses sometimes some pretty hard wake up calls. im glad that cale isnt feeling all the pain he must have been in. and im praying hard that when most of his broken areas are healed then God will wake him up. so waitin is hard but please remember God is in control. i love you and i hope this makes sence. i know you are a christian but God is never done with his kids and thier growth until we get to heaven. i see all of this as a growing tool for you and i also see you talking to God and using the wait time you have to get closer to God. im sure God has been in there with cale and hes going through it with him every step of the way. you may have not needed to hear all of this but i needed to say it and get it off of my chest. you and cale are like my niece and nephew i love you both so much. i cant wait to get to knwo him. love you jurita

  6. Hey Kathleen, I have a funny story about what Cale did to me. My mom would make this dip for broccoli with mayo and mustard. I had come home for lunch one day and asked Cale what was in the bowl and he said banana pudding. So I didnt think anything of it and took a huge bite out of it. I immediately spit it back out into the sink. He thought it was so funny that he called my mom at work to tell her. Well hopefully this makes you laugh a little bit. So watch out if he ever tells you its banana pudding you might want to double check. I love and miss you all. Tell Cale that I love him! love chei

  7. Oh Kathleen I just love that you call Cale, "Boy"...I thought of my favorite Nat King Cole song and wanted to share the lyrics with you. The title is 'Nature Boy'
    There was a boy
    A very strange enchanted boy
    They say he wandered very far, very far
    Over land and sea
    A little shy and sad of eye
    But very wise was he

    And then one day
    A magic day he passed my way
    And while we spoke of many things
    Fools and kings
    This he said to me
    "The greatest thing you'll ever learn
    Is just to love and be loved in return"
    I know your great love will see you both through this...


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