What a day! Busy and wonderful :) As far as therapy's, Cale didn't have the best day, but that's okay! Some days will be better than others. The great thing is, they all help him progress!
Today they had a military ceremony with color guard at the hospital at 2pm, but Cale and I were going to be out of the hospital so we got to meet them this morning. It was really cool! Cale got excited when he saw all the men in their uniform :)
So...Tuesday I had written that something really exciting happened and I wanted to surprise Kathy so I couldn't say anything. To start from the beginning, here is what I wrote Tuesday night that I couldn't share!
On Friday the plan has been to get approved to take Cale to the airport (just the two of us) and surprise Kathy. While Rachel was here, the three of us were able to leave and get ice cream, but they allowed it because there would be a third person. Over the last week, details and all the steps that have needed to be taken have been dealt with and plans were in motion for the surprise! This afternoon, I needed to run a couple errands, but Cale didn't want me to go. I knew I needed to either go today or tomorrow, and I knew either way he wasn't going to want me to leave him. I finally got him to settle down, and asked if he wanted to lay in bed or stay in his chair. All Cale kept doing over and over was point at himself, then to me, then out the door! "Do you wanna go to the store with me?", "yes!" Cale replied loud and clear. "You can't go with me!" , "why?" he asked. "Hmm...good question. Let me see what I can do!" and so I asked the doctor. For Cale to leave the hospital, a pass has to be put in the computer and approved by the doctor before anything can happen. Well, I had to get the passes for this weekend, so at the end of our chat, I added "What's the chance that I can get a pass for...like, now?" and we got it! It was so amazing! I feel like a gitty girl (Oh wait...I am one! hehe!) that can't stop smiling! God is so good! This is another one of those big mountains in this recovery and I'm so grateful we made it! This changes so much of how things are going to be. I remember the very first day I was able to take Cale outside with me! I felt like I was on top of the world...and now this. We ran errands, music played, we danced like silly kids, and it was absolutely amazing. A day I will never forget. Cale did awesome too! We went to two stores and he even read my list and helped pick out part of his birthday gift. Me is a happy girl! :)
It was so great and SO incredibly hard not to share with everyone! I didn't want Kathy to know that I was cleared to take him out though!
Here is a picture of us at the airport waiting to surprise her!
I really wanted to get the surprise on video, so I went to the information desk and asked the two women if they were allowed to video for me. One of them was very sweet and willing to do the job! She did great too! Kathy was so surprised! I'm not sure if you can see her face all the way, but at first, she just smiled at me and then suddenly her mouth dropped! She said she couldn't get down the escalator fast enough and almost lost her bag! haha! It was fantastic!
Here's the video! Do you see how happy Cale looks?! Beautiful.
When I was getting Cale ready to leave for the airport, he was trying to put his sock on his foot and was struggling a little. After a minute, he took the sock and pretended to put it on his head! He was being silly! We both laughed so hard! He cracked himself up :) It was the best! I love that I have my silly man back!
Tonight was the Friday night Family Dinner. Revellie sponsored tonight and brought ice cream for Cale! He had a big bowl and they sang Happy Birthday to him! At the end of the song he clapped! :) He was also given his first birthday gift by one of the patients and his mom. It was so sweet! He showed it off nicely :)
Tomorrow Cale is the birthday boy! I'm so excited for him! There is a huge stack of cards and packages from all of you! I can't express enough how thankful I am for everyone that has sent something! It's going to take him more than just a day to get through it all! :) You've blessed us so much!
Tonight when we prayed, Cale said he was thankful for himself, me, and his mom :)
So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. Colossians 2:6-7
*To view the video, highlight the link, copy and paste into the web browser :) I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong for it to show on my page, but this works for now! :)