Monday, June 21, 2010

A New Record!

Everyone that knows Cale, already knows how much enjoyment he gets when he makes a new record or high score...well he did it again today! He walked SO far! It was really exciting and when he started to get tired, we told him he was almost done, and he pushed himself harder. After the walk PT said he moved his right leg by himself about 50% of the time. This is another huge step! During the second session, they rolled him a soccer ball, he kicked it every time, and used both feet! Every little thing that his right side is doing shows that his brain is continuing to heal everyday. Thank you Lord!

Throughout the day Cale counted with the therapist. I feel like every time he does it, I get so excited, like I'm going to pop out of my skin, but from them I got a "that's great" and then they continued on with whatever they were working on. I know it's not that they aren't excited, it's just now seeing what else he can do with this skill. I had some coins in my wallet today that I was hoping I could get him to count and work on some numbers but why would he give up money? Once it's in his hands, it's his! :)

The report today looked good, not anything new. I kept thinking all day about how much of a blessing it is that he's still in this unit, still getting all of this therapy...he's counting! Wow!

Adam is still in ICU and it looks like two more surgery's still. Please continue to pray for him and Amy.

4 comments:

  1. Hi Kathleen!

    I'm Amanda... Adam's sister-in-law (I met you briefly at a BBQ with some of Amy's friends). I just wanted to tell you that I love reading your blog because it gives me so much hope for Adam's recovery. Cale has come so far and is going to go so far and I can't wait to see Adam improve the same way. Thanks for your detailed descriptions and pictures!
    -Amanda

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  2. The Bensons6/21/10, 8:10 PM

    Every day is so good and gracious news from God his miracles are plenty. This is so fantastic. Of course we will keep Amy and Adam in our prayers. God will do amazing things with them as well. Remember all the wonderful things He can do. We love you all.
    Jean and Charlie
    P.S>
    Is there anything that Amy needs?

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  3. Hi Kathleen. You don't know me, but I started reading Amy's blog through a mutual friend, and now I am following along with your journey and praying for you and Cale as well. I am a Christian, and also a speech therapist who worked on rehab for 8 years. I have walked alongside many families in situations similar to yours. I love reading about Cale's progress and can understand the frustrations as well. Thank you for being such an encouragement to me, as well as so many others, by sharing your faith and your struggles. "I cry out to God Most High, to God who will fulfill His purpose for me." Psalm 57:2
    Warmly, Amy Beagle

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  4. I crack up every time you post about him stealing stuff:) God is amazing. Hope your getting rest these days. Love ya!

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