Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Sorry that we haven't added to the blog as we should, I flew back to Florida to work this week and haven't been able to keep up with things as I should.

The next decision we have to make is where to move Brent when he comes out of Baptist Rehabilitation in about two weeks. Jeff S. with Pleasant Valley Church of Christ has connections with a very promising place in Little Rock, Kathy and I will meet with them Friday. The other option is to move Brent back to our home in Florida. Kathy and Brent have talked and it is looking like he may want to stay in Little Rock those 5 to 6 weeks. Brent has several Doctor appointments over that time period, so staying in Little Rock makes sense. We will know more by the weekend. It's so neat to see God working in Brent's life, many have asked what we are in need of--it seems our needs are met before we know there is a need.

Before I go further a word of thanks to Hans O. --he has taken over and filled in as a father for me while I'm working. Hans comes in the morning, goes to therapy and has learned how to help Brent. After therapy he stays with Brent so Kathy can get some lunch. Hans your awesome, what an example to Brent! Thank you!

Today Chuck, the pulpit minister with Pleasant Valley came and spent an hour with Brent, encouraging and praying with Brent.

There are so many more that I can't begin to name everyone who have supported, visited, prayed, and loved Brent. The Singles Group at Pleasant Valley is awesome, what an example!

The following came in an email to me from Kathy;

Brent's therapy is going well. Today he worked mostly on strengthening his right arm. He played a Play Station game that had camera hooked up so he could see himself. The therapist put a weight on his arm to make it more difficult. He was having to wave his arm in all different directions. He got a good work out. He is having to try and sit up and balance by himself, and having to put on his own shirt and today he practiced putting on a sock. He is having to do all of these things with mostly using one hand. Brent's own words " the small things we take for granted like putting on a shirt, are exhausting to him" . His left shoulder was sorer today because he is having to move it more in therapy. He gets kidded alot about wearing a Gator hat ( Hans says when he comes to the gym looking for Brent he just looks for the orange Gator hat). Dr. Kiser said they expect Brent to be at BHRI about two more weeks. We will have a more definite date next Tuesday, when we have a family meeting with the Dr. and therapist. Brent is so appreciative of every little thing and gives God the credit for providing him with small miracles each day.


Anonymous said...

Brent, you are such an encouragement! Your strength and trust in God amazes and encourages me! Hang in there! You continue to be in my daily prayers.

Kathy said...

We are so happy to hear of each accomplishment. God's prescence is obvious in every message that we read from you. May He continue to bless you all each and every moment.
Robin, Kathy and Christopher

Jay said...

Is Brent up for visitors these days?

Lynnetta said...

It is so exciting to read about Brent's progress. He is an amazing person. I know he will reach 100% of his capabilities and then some. Everyone is going to be amazed at what he accomplishes. I love ya'll. If there is any thing I can do please call me. Lynnetta

Renee (Nay) said...

Brent your a great inspiration to me and I have never met you. Your attitude through this is wonderful and yes your story of healing will help many others. Keep up the good work.P.S. pump some IRON for me.
I was lucky to spend the day with Kyle and Amanda. We shopped till we dropped for furniture and boy did we find some baragins. We hate to see them move to Alabama but are so happy god has provided them with a great job oppurnity and the smile on there faces as they start furnshing there own home is such joy. Your whole family is awesome and God show's in daily lives. Our prayers are with you.....Renee in Kansas City (Kyles Aunt)

Kimberly said...

Brent I hope to see you on Sunday. The candle is burning and the prayers are without ceasing my friend...