Thursday, February 16, 2012

Carol, Day 19

Carol continues to have more energy but she has very little muscle. Today the girls and I watched Carol climb one step and then down, then up and then down. Carol is clearly humbled by her physical inability but her attitude is wonderful and she gets on with her therapy. Looks like the Dr and therapist insist on another week there but then they feel confident Carol can come home and with a walker, she can get around the house.  The in-patient therapy cost $2500 a day, so Carol and I continue to evaluate need and progress. Thankfully our insurance covers 70%. So, we'll just tag this on to the Lord's $390,000 ICU bill :) 
It was sweet and satisfying to climb into bed with Carol as a family today. Our daily visits to Carol are a blessing to her and to us all. Mt 11:4-6 Jesus replied, "Go back and report to John what you hear and see: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor. Blessed is the one who does not fall away on account of me."  -Pastor Craig


vanessa Bates said...

I wrote Theresa Ohler, my friend, and let her know that I would love to offer Carol free personal training when she is home. God really put her on my heart to offer this to her and your family. God has done such awesome things in her and I know she will be up doing Bootcamp and kickboxing before we know it! Praising God for His miracles!

Anonymous said...

Our thoughts are with you daily, we are happy to see your family together, full of smiles. We will continue to pray with you, tugging on the edge of His garment, asking for strength of Carol's muscles, stamina in the physical therapy challenges, and the return of her trademark smile. Our love is with you. Thank you for the daily posts; I know it's hard at the end of your busy busy day, but it means a lot. Love, Darlene & Fikret

Susan said...

Beautiful pic!!! The corner of Carol's mouth looks smiley:)
Our family huddles around the computer after 8p.m. each night,looking forward to reading your posts. We too, thank you for the time you spend updating us.

Ryan Bates said...

Did we miss tonight's post? Still praying for you all. Hope to hear more tomorrow.