Monday, January 14, 2008

Jan. 14th - Day 38

Today has been filled with even more accomplishments. Physical therapy visited early this afternoon to work with Brent's balance, and his ability to sit by himself. Brent was able to sit up again today, working on his balance. Yesterday it took three people to make him comfortable while sitting up, today it took one hand, occasionally just 2 fingers!:) He was able so sit up around 15 minutes. What a huge accomplishment! Keep it up Brent!
Respiratory visited Brent to assess his breathing. He has improved, and will now be having only two treatments a day, as apposed to three times a day. His breathing is doing much better.
Occupational therapy was also able to visit working on Brent's range of motion, and giving him tools to help himself through this process of rehab.
A representative from Baptist rehab was able to visit with us today, informing us that the initial rehab process should start this week.
It has been a very busy day. Please continue to keep Brent in his prayers. He has told us several times that it is so great to know he has so many people praying for him. When we asked him what he would like us to pray for... he listed the following:
- pray for strength mentally, physically, and spiritually.
- pray for the pain to ease.
- pray that we are making the best decisions concerning rehab.
- pray that Brent will be able to give God all his worries and concerns.
- and most importantly that God will use this situation to glorify HIM!

Thank you all for your prayers.

Update: 10:00pm
Brent was able to sit up in a recliner tonight for three hours!! Great job!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Praise God!

Christy and Johnny said...

As we say here in Montgomery, God is good all the time and all the time God is good. We are so glad to hear that things are progressing with Brent's therapy. I have no doubt that the determination that we have seen in Brent since he was a child, will be there for him as he goes through the days ahead. All of you are in my prayers. Thank you for mentioning the specific prayer request.We will lift those up in prayer for Brent.
With all our love,
Christy and Johnny

Kathy said...

Thank you so much for the update! It sounds like things are beginning to improve. And we are so thankful to hear that. We will honor Brent's prayer requests gladly. We hope things continue in such a positive way!
Love,
Robin, Kathy and Christopher