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Monday, May 24, 2010

Not So Manic Monday

For a Monday, things were actually pretty calm! After last week and all the craziness I feel like I'm waltzing instead of sprinting :)

Report update:
They increased his feeding amount to 480ml 6 times a day, not sure what his weight was. Still no swallowing but he is opening his mouth for speech to do oral care and tolerating it well. He was opening his right eye again today, I think even a lot more then yesterday. It says on report "Observed patient's eye gaze at wife" I'm the wife! :) hehe! Him gazing at me sounds so sweet! When he sat up the other day it was for 20 minutes! I didn't realize it was for so long! Woohoo Cale! As of right now (this can change),we will be heading for WA in 3 weeks. This is exciting because I'll be so close to family but also sad because I'll be leaving family here, and all the people I've met that feel like family!

I received a message from a friend today that I want to's really encouraging! I took out part of it, but I wanted you to read her words.
Hi Kathleen!...Long story short, she was telling some of the nurses that took care of Cale at PCMH how much progress he has made. They could not believe that he was able to do the things that he is doing. They kept saying "not Cale Darling...are you sure????" She said they kept telling her that based on his brain injury, he shouldn't be able to do the things that he is doing. Kathleen, don't give up. Cale is a miracle already. God has both of you in his hands. Cale's progress so far is proof of that!!!!!! Just hearing her say that gave me hope. I hope that it warms your heart as much as it did mine :)Love ya!

Cale is such a miracle! It's great to be reminded of that because sometimes I can forget how big every little thing is!


  1. YAY... You both are doing so awesome. I am so proud of you both. SO you are leaving the Carolinas and heading for Washington. How great for you both. I think it will be great for you both sweetie. Great for you to be around family and friends you haven't seen and great for Cale to hear new but familiar voices. I hope to see you again someday my friend but I am happy for you that he is doing so well that he can travel that far. And he truly is a miracle. We love you both.

  2. God is so good!!

  3. Washington will give you both such a warm welcome. Even though we don't always post a comment, rest assured we are still reading Cale's blog everyday and praying for him daily as well.

    As nice as it will be for Cale to be around friends and family here, it is ultimately up to God. He will decide to send you both home when the time is right.

    Until then, know that you are both loved and we are all thinking about you!


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