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