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8/1/06

Yesterday and today were great days for Mike.

He has had physical and occupational therapy both days, and he has been actively participating in the sessions, notwithstanding the last four weeks of unresponsiveness!  Mike is sitting upright (at the edge of his bed) for the sessions, and complying with the therapists requests.  He has raised his head, he has squeezed hands, and he has opened his mouth.  Mike will also wave goodbye when visitors leave, so we are seeing some bigger arm movements.  (I haven’t seen the sessions, but these are some of the highlights I’ve been told.)  Needless to say, though, after a month of almost no activity and no compliance with verbal requests, this is VERY EXCITING news to share!

We are told that Mike’s leg strength is good, and that there will soon be efforts to have him standing.  (We’ll try not to forget to mention that when it happens.) 

Say a prayer of thanks for all of this, of course, but also for the care Mike continues to receive.  At ManorCare, he has again been met with medical professionals who are taking a deep interest in his progress, and who have the highest hopes for him.  Mike is clearly matching their efforts with his own, proving again what a fighter he is.

As always, thanks for loving enough to pray as you have been.

August 1, 2006 at 10:30 pm 17 comments


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