Tuesday, January 4, 2011
A surprise for Cale!
I can't begin to write about our day, before I say thank you. I love so much that I have somewhere that I can spill everything buzzing through my head, all the emotions running through me, and share about the tears that fall across my cheeks. Not only do I get it all out, but in return, I feel the power of prayer! I had asked on my Facebook yesterday afternoon for everyone to pray for us, then wrote my post last night. I felt so encouraged this morning! Thank you! I always feel like "thank you" is so small compared to how grateful my heart is for everyone that reads this blog, and continues to lift us up. I'm so incredibly thankful! I feel so blessed everyday!!
Just a little while after being at the hospital, I realized that today might be just as hard as yesterday. Cale was already hanging out in the dumps, and it didn't seem like he was going to be pulled out of it. Before I let myself drift into discouragement, I decided to remind myself (and Cale), that this is the day that the Lord has made and we're going to rejoice in it! God is faithful.
It wasn't a super happy or easy going kind of day, but it was better than yesterday! I'm thankful for that! I know Cale is too. There were a couple rough patches, but he's doing really great everyday. I just wish he could see it!
We had Neuro Psych first. Dr. Howe did more questions with Cale and he got an 80 today! For the most part, I think everyone is in agreement that he's out of PTA, but it's just not by the books yet. The part with him being out of PTA, is such a big deal and starts a whole new story line to our journey. It's gonna be rocky ground though...Dr. Howe explained to me after she met with Cale, that for me, I've had almost a year to process everything, and to realize how it's changed our lives. Cale is just starting all of this. She said "It slapped him in the face." He is suddenly realizing that nothing is the same. In fact, when she first came in this morning, and started talking with Cale, she asked him what had changed with him since she had seen him last, Cale said "everything."
One of the blessings today was that Cale ate what was on both trays! For lunch, it was hamburgers (Yes!) and then dinner was stuffed shells. At first it didn't seem like he was going to eat it, but he did! Woohoo! We took a walk to the main hospital and went to the little store it has. We have some Bingo bucks, so we picked out some things that are simple that he will hopefully like when the time comes that he doesn't like his tray. We bought a couple lunchables, cup of noodles, and a Velveeta cup thing. We got a few more snakier things too...just in case ;)
Tonight I was helping Cale get ready for bed. He has been doing really good with sequencing, but sometimes he still gets stuck, especially when he's tired! He looked at me and said "Thank you for helping me. It means a lot." What?! Oh dear. It's been a tearful week...!
Please be praying for Cale and all that he's up against right now. I know it must be so hard. I also know, that He belongs to the Lord and the Lord gives strength like nothing or no one else can offer! Yeh!
“Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. Mark 11:23
For almost a year, we've been praying for miracles. We've been praying for Cale's recovery, and praying for healing. There are people all over the world that have been rooting for Cale on his side, wishing the best for him. I know that because I've seen it everyday, but like Dr. Howe said, Cale is just now entering into this journey, where he's aware of it. I believe that God is doing a mighty work in him. I believe that healing is happening everyday, and I know that God hears every prayer for my beloved.
Will you help me show Cale that he has so many prayer warriors on his side? If you pray for Cale, read this blog, and are rooting for him, will you leave a comment to him? I will wait until the 12th to show him all the comments because I know there are a lot of people that only read every now and then. This will mean so much to him! Thank you in advance! :)
Posted by Kathleen at 8:46 PM