Josh had an easy going day today with less therapy because it is a Saturday. We were very lucky to have Josh's regular PT here today and work with him.
We had a long talk with Josh's doctor who said that at this point Josh no longer has an active infection! Praise the Lord! We have a lot to learn about in regards to the way Josh's body has changed because of the accident. He is slowly teaching us everything we'll need to know to take care of and understand Josh's body before we head home. We still have about 2 months before Josh will be getting ready to go home. As long as he is still making progress as an inpatient, he will stay here.
Nothing very out of the ordinary happened today. I was kidnapped by my mom about 11:30 this morning and insisted I take the day off. After being told I was being kidnapped she said, "Is this alright with Josh?" Tough kidnapper. Josh's parents were here today so he sent me on my way. My mom, sister and I went to Babies R' Us and registered for Ephram. I did feel a bit ridiculous registering for our fourth baby but people have been so generous and insist we register. Thanks to all who are so thoughtful. :-)
Josh's body continues to tingle and it does get a bit irritating but we continue to remember that we always have feeling before function. Our God is an amazing God and we continue to believe that he is more than able to heal Josh. We plead with God that he do this and give all the glory to him.
Josh now has his favorite passage of scripture in regards to his hardships hanging in big writing on the ceiling above his bed. He can now read it at will. He feels that where Paul was at the point of writing this is similar to where his at right now. I know I already posted part of this verse another time, but I do so again, knowing and believing these words:
2 Corinthians 1:3-11
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows. If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort.
We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about the hardships we suffered... We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired even of life. Indeed, in our hearts we felt the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many.
- finger movement and more sensation
-stability for our family