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.