So, it has been great having Phil back home. He is enjoying it and his family really likes it too. I personally like it because I can work with him doing therapy and I am able to see his improvement better than when we were at the hospital. I also feel that I can get him to work really hard, cause he knows he wants to get better.
The good news is that Phil really enjoys playing board games and cards. This is actually great because it can be used as therapy in many ways. Incorporating speaking into the game and the normal strategy make its very good for Phil. It is also good for his fine motor skills since his arms need improvement in coordination. Yesterday Phil played some UK Monopoly with Dave and I and today Phil played sequence in the morning and right before bed. He really enjoys it.
It has been a great blessing to be at Emma’s house not just because it is easy for Phil, but also because she is a great cook. The food is excellent and she enjoys serving in that way, so it is very helpful. Mom, Emma and I have a good rotation of working with Phil so that none of us gets too tired. I think Phil enjoys us all as well.
Phil officially starts home health tomorrow so from then on for the length of time we do that he can’t really get out of the house except for important stuff, so we took him out to eat tonight. When given choices he chose chinese so we took him to our favorite place and he enjoyed it. He ate almost all of the huge plate. Julie joined us for dinner and Phil enjoyed the company of his older sister.
I personally am joyful in the situation because it is a blessing to help my brother the way that I am. It has been great and it is very exciting to see his improvement. He is doing great and seems to be really happy at home.
Continue to pray for his speech, as this is what Phil really wants to improve in. He worked with me some today and he has come a far way with his ability to say specific words, and now the bigger problem is his aphasia, or inability to express his thoughts in words. This will improve over time, but we know that his was a very severe injury, though we know with Christ all things are possible.
We thank God for all that he has given us and are exceedingly grateful for those we love. Life in Christ is good. Keep enjoying it.