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Sunday, July 25, 2010

A Sick Boy :(

Poor Cale. He either just has some allergy's attacking, or he's caught a cold. He hasn't been feeling good all day. It started yesterday afternoon and I was hoping by this morning he would be feeling better. It didn't stop him from therapy though! He worked hard for OT and PT.

At 10am it was time for OT and Cale was just waking up. After getting dressed and ready for the day, we headed for the gym. They have a machine that he uses both arms to make it work, which is so good for his right side! Also, she pulled out some putty for him to use with his right hand. It's going to take some time, but we're trying to get his brain to recognize that he has a right side, and it CAN help.

They're also trying to get Cale to be able to walk and not cross his legs. Right now because of tone in his right leg and lack of coordination, every step Cale takes with his right foot, he crosses over his left. They want to fix the problem as early as they can. Again, it's going to take some time, but the more he does it the better! Practise makes perfect :)

Cale also has a new wheelchair. The first chair they had him in was too short for his forever long legs. I think this new one is going to be a perfect fit. He's gotten really good at moving the chair by himself.

My Honda is here! Woohoo! It was so good to see it on the big truck. The delivering of it has been a little bit of a mess, but it's in my parking spot now :) All of the decorations that were in Cale's room at Wake were packed in the car, so that was another event for the day...decorating the hospital room! It's now cheerful and the prayer chain just about goes all the way around!

May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise. Psalm 119:76

Dennis and Kathy are leaving in the morning. It's going to be sad to say good bye for so many reasons. I love when we have visitors, it's so great to be able to share all the things Cale is doing with someone. It's always so sad when they go though. Before, I still had all the staff at Wake to share everything with. I had gotten pretty close to everyone there, and by the time we left, they knew Cale and I very well. This time the staff here, aren't there yet, and I don't know anyone else. I am so thankful that God's unfailing love and His comfort are constant-He never leaves. I also know that it's not going to take very long before I meet lots more people here :)

Hugs for mom :)


  1. I'm sorry to hear that Cale is not feeling good, but very excited about all of his progress. Can't wait to come & see the two of you & give Cale a hug. I love you both & miss you tons!

  2. Hey Kathleen,
    I can't wait to meet you. We will be traveling home from St. Thomas this Friday. Kristen will call and set up a time for us to all come and see you and Cale. I hope Cale feels better soon.

  3. get well soon, Cale!! kathleen, you are a blessing in so many ways! Michelle Smith


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