4/29/07 11:45 pm

April 29, 2007 at 11:58 pm 3 comments

i got the chance to attend a Young Life retreat and enjoy good teaching, good friends, and good food.  mike’s parents spent every waking minute with Mike, McKaela and Eli while i went AWOL this weekend.  it did wonders for that crankiness of mine and i believe they all enjoyed themselves as well.  mike is doing better now than he ever has since this all began.  he has been so chatty this week i have actually asked him to keep his thoughts to himself or share them with someone on the phone–anyone beside me (i can’t hide that cranky week).  unfortunately he did specifically prefer my attention until i ducked out of the house.  but he has been seriously impressing me.  he has a whole bunch of ideas he wants to convey and many are understandable and conversational.  sometimes he is harder to understand though and sometimes i am not sure if he is confused, experiencing the wrong words coming out or if he is really a bit crazy.  he has shown so much coherence and comprehension that when he does throw a weird, out of context sentence out at me i don’t know where it came from or if it is significant that he didn’t make sense.  but it is a very exciting time, crazy sentences and all.

Please Do pray for therapy.  he was evaluated and began therapy through the home care agency that worked with mike in the fall but they do not have a speech therapist available at this time (due to a nationwide shortage).  you cannot have more than one agency work with a patient so we will need to dump that agency altogether to get speech any time soon.  i am waiting on some info from marianjoy before i go to a new agency altogether for home therapy for speech, occupational and physical.  he has been getting the physical therapy this past week since they began that before they realized there was no speech therapist available.  but pray that we get all of that organized and working smoothly.  he is doing so well right now i would hate to squander too much time.

praise God for his goodness.  he puts on quite a show!    michelle

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  • 1. Dan Griebel  |  April 30, 2007 at 1:06 am


    Sorry about your bad week 😦 but i’m so thankful for Mike’s progress and his “chattiness”. I’m excited about the prospect of being someone else Mike can share his thoughts with. Love you guys, we’ll see ya soon!

  • 2. Heather  |  April 30, 2007 at 8:12 am


    I will pray for those cranky days. Prayers for speech and to find the right therapist. God bless all of you. How amazing God is. So glad you were able to get away and get refreshed. Just think how much progress Mike has made since this time last year. Think about the last month. Take care! God is good!

    Love and prayers,

  • 3. Emily  |  April 30, 2007 at 2:10 pm

    Wow, Michelle…you just made my day!!! Chattiness….what a wonderful word you used to describe Mike….May the progress continue….We will keep on praying! Also glad to hear that you got away for the weekend to refresh yourself….You know that is soooo great for you!!




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