There is much good news that you will be happy to hear. Phil has done many great things and accomplished new milestones.
For starters on Friday Phil was able to climb up the stairs of the Duff house and walk into the living room. He sat down on the couch and said, “Momma!” She replied, “What Phil?” He said, “I’m home.” He was excited to finally be able to get into our house and said he wanted to see his room next time we visit.
Next, on Saturday Phil climbed up all the stairs to get to the second level of Emma’s house. This was 15 stairs and is a great accomplishment. I was happy for Phil that he was able to see upstairs and see where Emma and Mom sleep. He was pretty excited, this helped him build muscles and gave him encouragement to work harder.
As you may know Phil has started outpatient therapy at Cardinal Hill. There are many exciting things going on including Phil getting on the locomat and walking on the treadmill again. We are excited and hope that this will give him and extra boost to get stronger and have the ability to walk around for longer periods of times.
Another cool thing that we witnessed was speech therapy. His therapist is very excited to work with Phil and mentioned that he has great learning ability. Because he can retain information and learn from someone telling him something, he will be able to improve very well. She had asked him some questions at the beginning of the session and they were a little tough for him. She latter asked him the same ones and he got all of them right. This was exciting for us to see.
Also, today in occupational therapy Phil played on the Wii and worked on catching a four pound ball. This was cool because Phil had a great time, and was working on getting better. His OT Linda is very kind and works great with Phil.
Please continue to pray for Phil that he would be at peace in his situation and still be determined to work hard. Thanks for praying and caring about Phil.