Phil and I just enjoyed men’s bible study at Arbys. I am eagerly awaiting the day when he will walk in there and the nice lady that gives us our food will be shocked to see him doing so well. Today we read Revelation 7-10. It is important that we have a good picture/understanding of heaven and hell. After Phil reminded me, “We work together, me pastor, you pastor counseling.” (We had discussed this last night) He continued, “When I’m walking, go back to Georgia.” He is excited to show those who helped him how far he has come.
Some big news is that yesterday we went to the doctors and it was a month since we came home. It was good to know that the doctor was excited to see his progress and mentioned that we will definitely be starting outpatient therapy soon. He has improved so much since coming home. If I haven’t mentioned it on here, Phil has not had a problem going to the bathroom in at least two weeks. He is doing great!! Also, on Monday the Physical Therapist Tracy said that Phil was improving quickly in his walking. It is good to see such improvement, I can’t wait to see what the next month brings.
An update is that last weekend we got Phil and exercise bike. He enjoys riding it because it helps him in many ways; his coordination, muscle strength, and it has helped regulate his heart rate. Often times he will push longer that what he originally plans to bike. He will start saying “30 minutes” and then decide he can go 40. He is working hard and pushing himself.
Yesterday Phil walked twice, once in the morning with the therapist, and later in the afternoon with me. Phil was pretty worn out, but was determined to work hard as I reminded him, “You have to work hard because soon you will want to be walking all day.” Seeing him walking is great because he is getting more and more independent.
A good update is that Phil is sometime praying at night. Normally his prayer is, “Dear Jesus, Thank you for food, for bananas, for ice cream, and strawberries. Thank you for my family. Please help me walk and speak.” It is funny that he is so thankful for food, then again, that’s what he chose preached on. Well, please continue to pray for Phil is his recovery. We have been blessed so far and continue to go to God for help. Thank you all for all you have done for Phil and for us, we know God has blessed us with many people who love Him.