I drove home last night in terrible fog. It was so bad that I couldn’t even see the neon signs of the adult bookstore I pass twice a day. That was good thing! This morning it had lifted, as had Mike’s spirits.
Mike slept last night! He was much perkier this morning when I got here than I have seen him in days. Occupational therapy went much better this morning, which is good. Physical therapy went very well! They get them up right away. He was walking around the therapy table, with assistance, of course. Mike does not think this is real walking, but it is the first step to where he wants to be. He also can grip with his right hand for the first time today, so, it’s only 10:30 and we’ve already had lots of progress!
I’m about to head out for lunch with a friend. I’m trying to be gone more during the day to see how it goes before I head home. He is managing just fine. I can hardly wait to see all the kids! I’ve missed quite a few things, but they all seem to be understanding. Jared even talked to me again last night. I am grateful for all the people who have been taking care of them for us.
Dr. Meyer was in today and actually smiled again. He was glad to see that Mike was talking well and progressing in therapy. He keeps reiterating that it is now a waiting game and we need to be patient. I think that is getting through to Mike.
The following is a verse from the Sovereign Grace CD, Come Weary Saints. I know that you all wish I’d listen to a new CD. I usually listen to this once while I’m driving, and then I do listen to part of another one! This is the last verse from I Have a Shelter.
I have a shelter in the storm when constant winds would break me. For in my weakness I have learned Your strength will not forsake me. O Jesus I will hide in You, the One who bears my burdens with hands that cannot fail, You’ll bring me home to heaven.
People keep commenting on how strong I have been through this. Trust me, I haven’t been, but it has been evident that Jesus has been sheltering me when the constant winds (a.k.a. brain surgery, seizures, blood clots, fevers, blood infections, coding, CPR, more blood clots, open heart surgery) would break me. I am hoping this lull in the storm will last awhile!