Dr. Howe came in this morning and did more testing with Cale. The way it's monitored if he's emerged from PTA he needs to score a 78 three days in a row. So far he has scored 12/16-29, 12/17-48, 12/21-59, and 12/22-70! Wow! He's getting so much better everyday at it! AMAZING! :)
In PT, Pat has been more focused on having Cale on the treadmill and working with walking with his cane. It's been a little bit since he's walked with out anything. Today, Pat took his cane away and told Cale to walk. He walked really far and the whole time with out ANY help!! It was crazy! He was walking at a pretty quick speed instead of his usual very slow steps. At one point Pat told Cale he better hurry out of a guys way and Cale busted out a speed we haven't seen yet! He was doing SOOOO well! I'm so proud of him. After walking a long ways, Pat had him walk all the way back too! Cale only said he was afraid a couple times and even when he said it, he kept going!
Here's a video of him walking! It's great until I ran into a door...that's what I get for walking backwards! ;)
Today I ventured out and did some Christmas shopping for Cale. He was the only person left on my list! I can't wait for him to open his gifts! I'm horrible at keeping surprises from him (or anyone!). One year I was so proud of myself because he had been wanting a guitar and I was so sneaky and ordered him one for Christmas. I had been doing so good not leaving any clues for him to find out...until one night we were in the living room talking and I said "so when you're guitar gets here..." What?! Oh goodness. I started laughing and crying at the same time. How in the world did that just come out of my mouth? I was so mad at myself, but some how not surprised at all. I must say, this year I have his memory issues as a helper to me. If I let anything slip, he'll forget after a couple minutes! I still don't want to say anything!! I want him to be totally surprised and I'm praying that even though we're in a hospital, that it would be such a special Christmas for both of us!
I've been working on the prayer cards some more! It's so much fun to me! :)
Oh yeah! The social worker came to me today and let me know that Cale's surgery has been moved to the 14th of January. Please mark the date on your calender!
Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see. Hebrews 11:1