I am incredibly proud of my husband! He pushed himself to the max!! In each therapy, he kept pushing as hard as he could.
His schedule right now is:
9:30-10am he has Neuro Psych
10-11am- Occupational Therapy
There are a couple days that this changes a little, but for most of the week this is how the first part of the day goes. Some nights during the week there are extra events, whether it's an outing, a special dinner (Friday Night Family Dinners), or Bingo! Now, he's getting some homework from some of the therapists too! Yikes! He's doing amazing though and I just can't get out enough of how proud I am of him!
Today we had a special event in the main hospital. They called it the Country Store, that was kind of like a bake sale/lunch/performance by dancers. It was fun and a nice change for lunch. On the way back, Cale walked with PT about half the way. We kept asking if he wanted or needed a break and he would say "No, keep going." We were really impressed! He was walking with help, but still...it takes a lot! When we got back to the gym, he got on the elliptical. He's done this in the past with a little help for 15 minutes, but today the resistance was up to 10! The goal was for 3 minutes, but he wanted to keep going. When he got to 5, he said no to a break and kept going. Again at 7 minutes, we offered another rest break, and Cale said no! He made it all the way to 10 minutes! This was after walking really far! He sat for about 5 minutes after that and then walked all the way back to his room. I asked him how that made him feel doing so much, and instead of him saying tired, he said "So good!"
Here is a video to show a tiny bit of his hard work!
In ST, Patty was telling Cale how great he was doing and how she was proud of him because he's been working really hard through every session. It's hard for him to understand that he's getting better and things are changing, because he doesn't fully remember life before, and he doesn't grasp how far he's come. He's really trying his best though! Go Cale!
After all of his hard work, we went to dinner at a place called The Creamery (I hope this is right...). Cale helped choose what he wanted, ordered, and helped figure out how much cash we needed for the bill. He's pretty stinkin' amazing! :) Our dinner dates were two of our RT's and some our good friends here at the hospital, Ben and Katie. They're getting ready to leave so this was our good bye outing.
This was a Christmas Tree by where we ate. It felt so random when it was 80 degrees today and it's only the beginning of November! Here is our "What?!" picture :)
Cale was giving me a hug this evening and kissed the top of my head. With a very sweet soft voice, he said, "I love you so much my Girl." then I replied with a very loud sigh. I am so blessed beyond words.
"For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.” Zephaniah 3:17
4)I am so thankful for miracles. They aren't just a thing of the past or something that is made up. Things aren't just by chance...God is working full blown miracles every day, and I am thankful that I get to be a part of one. Each time Cale is doing something, he's doing better and better, he's working hard and that is a miracle! Along with him being alive, breathing on his own, his vision, swallowing, talking, walking, and so much more! I'm so thankful that the Lord is living among us (not just in story books), He is our mighty Savior, He delights in us with gladness, He calms ALL of my fears, and I'm thankful that he rejoices over us with songs. I can feel it every day as I walk in miracle after miracle with Cale!