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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Man That I Love...

So...the sleep over lasted until 12:30am. It was exciting to stay while Cale fell asleep and then myself...except that I kept waking up wondering if I felt sweat or pee. Now, it wouldn't be a new thing for me if it was pee, but my mind was stuck on making sure he made it through the night. I had worked out a plan with nursing so my alarm was going to go off at 1am to let me know it was time to help Cale to the bathroom. I started to feel Cale move and quickly out of my mouth came "Boy, lets go to the bathroom!" I think he thought I was crazy-but that's not new either ;) After getting him back in bed, I leaned over and gave him a sweet kiss and said "Can I go to bed?" because he is the best husband ever he said, "yeah it's okay".

Here we are, all ready for bed! :)

Cale did amazing in therapy! I was so impressed with how hard he was working. In OT they worked on some more writing. Usually Cale will do a few words and then he's done and wants to move on to something else. It gets so hard for him because his left and right hand still battle each other. I was a little late getting into OT and when I walked in, there was a stack of papers that Cale had already worked on and was still writing! He did it for 50 minutes! I'm so proud of him! When he was all done, we looked back through each of the papers to look at what he had done. Cale said "I suck." What?! I was sitting there completely amazed by what he had just done! He started pointing at all the ones he messed up on and said "Ewe!" Oh goodness! I pumped him with some encouragement!

Look at all he did!

He also worked crazy hard in PT! Pat first tried to get him to walk with out anything, but Cale was having so much trouble because he was so scared. Pat gave him his hand and Cale's confidence shot way up! Pat was making sure that he wasn't giving Cale support, rather just something to hold. Here's a video for you to see how great he's walking!!:)

I had another meeting today. Plans have changed again (and of course will probably change again), but we were at least able to come up with an idea that I feel so great about. All of it is still up in the air, at least until after Monday when I visit the other facility. It really helps that there's such a great team of people here working with Cale! We're blessed!

A pair of star-crossed lovers. -William Shakespeare

Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be. -Robert Browning

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight for the ends of being and ideal Grace. -Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Tonight was Bingo! Together we had 8 bingo's and Cale won a hat! He picked it out and had the biggest smile on his face! He put it on right away and wanted to show everyone. It was so great!


  1. I look forward to reading this every night and then I spend some time in prayer for you guys... I loved the video of Cale walking, and the pictures :) You are both so amazing!
    ~ Heather

  2. I love the pictures Kathleen! And it's so amazing how much better he's walking since the first walking video! I am praying today that God orders your steps and Cale's steps. :) Love you guys.

  3. Kathleen How I have missed reading your blog!!!! My computer would not let me get on your blog for a few days - But now I can again - and what am amazing thing to see Caleb walking and writing and making comments about his own progress!!!!! So encouraging- So glad for both of you we continue to pray daily for you and Caleb also for Amy and Adam - Love to the Darlings' from the Boviers'

  4. It is a great hat too! :)

  5. I love y'alls both are so lucky to have each other! The last picture is awesome, too! I'm glad he had a good day!

  6. God can do miracles. I am praying for a miracle for you and Cale.

  7. M;y Friend!! I am so blessed with how well Cale is doing. I watched the videos. I am ssssooooo proud of you both. I see Father's grace all both of you!!!!!!!!! Marion Hansen I trust with you, about the new facility. :)

  8. Wow! Cale's walking has improved so much in just a few weeks! He looks a lot more confident now! :D I love it! (And no, it is not possible for me to write without exclamation points.)

    I appreciate seeing you guys's pictures. I'm glad you like taking pictures, K, and I'm glad C is a good sport! :D LOL. Nice duet.

    Hey, I sent you something cool in an email tonight. Check it out. ;)

    Sarah Bosse

  9. It has been a while since I have been able to catch up on you two! I am so tearful seeing your photos and videos! There is such hope and love and joy in watching Cale recover! God's light shines right through you! You are a blessing to me as I attend nursing school and am currently doing clinicals in a rehab facility! May the Lord bless you and keep you, make His face shine upon you, and continue to give you peace (and hope and love for one another) Thank you Kathleen! (and Rachel for posting this blog on facebook!)
    Michelle Smith
    Richland, WA

  10. Awesome!! I love the walking, and the super romantic quotes....those are some of my favorites...praying,praying, praying!!


  11. How wonderful to see how the perseverance you both have...Caleb to keep striving for more and you to keep encouraging him...both are very taxing! I love the pix of you two! Praying for the wisdom and clarity you seek as you step forward...He gives a footlight to our paths and He knows the way you should take. Love you!


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