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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

He's a chatter box and I'm lovin' it!

Today is Wednesday and what does that mean? Bingo! Haha! Yes, the event of the week that we get crazy excited for! Cale is ready to play tonight. He was already warming up to call out Bingo! I feel like we just played...this last week has flown by!

The doctor came in to check Cale out and listen to his lungs. He also will ask Cale to do different things, like, it used to be asking Cale to make a fist, or raise his right arm. Things like that used to be so difficult, but now he asks Cale to name different objects. He first held up a pen and Cale said "cookie...cookie...pen!" He got it on his own! He was able to name a few more objects too! It's so exciting for me to think about how far he's come in even his short moments with the doctor :)

I was standing in front of Cale's chair this morning talking with him. All of a sudden, he wrapped his legs around mine and said "trapped ya!" Haha! He is so funny! He told me I couldn't go anywhere with out him...good thing for me, he has therapy's so we weren't going to be stuck like that for long!

Wednesdays aren't just exciting because of's also hippotherapy day! Cale is all smiles through every session. He just loves it! I'm on a mission to find somewhere in the Tri-Cities that offers it. There has to be somewhere- right? He loves, loves, loves it! He's doing great too! Today they had him trotting a little! I asked him afterwards if he was nervous or scared when they did it and he said "It was good!" By the time I was able to get video, they had moved on to something else, but I did get a little video that shows them walking pretty quickly!

On the way to Hippotherapy, Cale helped me with directions and pointing out colors of cars. He also again, would help me with lights changing and this time he even pointed out a stop sign! He said "ERRCH! Stop." Haha! So great! On the way back, a very bright yellow Prius passed on the left, Cale said "Ha. Yellow." and then started laughing so hard. The way he said it and was laughing was just like before the accident! Especially the fact that both of us were laughing so hard over something like that...! :)

Another big day in PT! Pat cleared Cale to walk in his room from the bed to the toilet with a CANE! He needs to have someone with him and he still needs a little help, but it's a start of getting him walking on his own! Pretty soon, his walker will be history! Can't wait!

For speech, Cale had a swallowing xray done. Patty wanted to be able to make sure everything is happening like it should be, so she had to give him this white chalky looking stuff while he swallowed. After he was done with the torture, we watched it! The body is the craziest thing to me-no joke. I must say, even seeing Cale as a skeleton, he's still a pretty handsome guy! He's got some good lookin' bones ;) From what we were able to see quickly watching, everything looks good. Cale is doing things to help himself already so that's cool! We'll find out more details later and if there's anything that he can fix!

After all of his therapy's were over and we had a break before dinner. We were cuddling, and I was telling Cale that he was an amazing husband and I am so proud of him. I said that he is brave, strong, and courageous! He said "I want people to know that." I let him know that there are so many people praying for him and that think the same things I do. I showed him the prayer chain around his room again and how all those people know about him and are praying for him. He said "Wow. Yay!" I was also talking to him about plans for tomorrow. I was all done and then he asked "What do you want me to wear?" Hahaha! This is totally an answer that he would have given before the accident! I asked him to take a few more sips of his drink at dinner and he always asks how many. I first said 170 sips, but Cale didn't like that answer..."NO, too many. 3 max." Ha! Now he's giving me the max amount! Go Cale!

24) I am so very thankful that Cale can talk! It was miserable going through all of those months with out hearing anything! Even moans! I love getting to hear his voice and even more, I love getting to hear all of the things he says! He has been a chatter box the last couple of days and I'm having a blast with it! I asked him what we should pray about tonight and he said "sleep" and then when I asked if there was anything else he said "bless me" It took me a little bit to understand he was saying bless because all I was hearing was plus, but we finally got on the same page :) He has so much in him to say and it's finally all coming out! Thank you Lord for giving Cale his voice back!


  1. Girl, you are a crown for his head! I am so thankful to have met you. I have to admit that if I had only gotten to know you through this blog, I would think your joy could no WAY be for real... but it is! :) You and Cale are in my prayers. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  2. Happy Thanksgiving sweet girl and boy! I wish we could all spend it together but knowing you two are in the best place possible for you right now will have to do instead. I remember the days of sitting and waiting, of talking about how much you missed just the sound of his voice and how exciting it was just to hear a grunt. Now he is not only talking but expressing himself and what he wants and what he thinks! He has come so far and God isn't done with the healing yet! Just imagine what the future holds! If God already gave us His Son, the best He had to give, why wouldn't He give Cale the blessing of full restoration? I can't wait to see what the future holds for the two of you and what the Lord has in store for you. Especially when He has planned for us to be together again so I can get in some good hugs!!!
    Miss you so much and love you both bunches and bunches!

  3. Kathy Beckett11/25/10, 6:37 AM

    Happy Thanksgiving! Obviously, it won't be difficult to think of things to be thankful for this year. I am so thankful to have had the chance to meet you both this year. Please tell Cale how amazed I am by his strength and determination and mostly by his attitude! He is an inspiration and it is a joy to watch God work in your lives. Have a wonderful day with each other and know that I am praying for you both. Love you.

  4. AMEN!!! My Friend, It's not hard to think of things to be thankful for. Cale has come a long way. Father has done a wonderous work in you, too, Kathleen. I will trust with you, you find a place in Tri-Cities that has hippotherapy. Father knows, and delights to give His children the desires of their hearts. I love you, Marion Say, you didn't say if you won at Bingo. :)

  5. Pegasus Project Therapeutic Riding Center
    5808A Summitview Ave # 324
    Yakima, WA 98908-3042
    (509) 965-6990

    STRIDES Horsemanship Center
    PO Box 366
    Mesa, WA 99343-0366
    (509) 521-9080


    but I don't think they are up and running yet

    God bless you and Cale


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