Mission accomplished...Tennies for Tim that is. Kate delivered the tennis shoes to Tim today at lunchtime. They look very comfy and hopefully will help him in his therapy. He was very thankful to say the least, he was almost speechless. Thanks to Kate's special friend for purchasing these.
While eating lunch today, Kate was surprised by her Uncle Tom who brought her a Terramizzou frozen custard from Ted Drewes, packed in dry ice. If you're from the St. Louis area, you know how wonderful this stuff is. Uncle Tom used to live near Ted Drewes when he was a kid and knows how much Kate likes it. Thanks, Uncle Tom!
We received word yesterday that Kate will be allowed to come home for 8 hours on Christmas day. (No visitors, please) She is looking forward to it. I have to go in for some training on Monday on how to handle her physical limitations in a home setting. Let's hope it doesn't involve any heavy lifting! In case you are wondering, my back is feeling a little better each day and should be resolved soon.
Kate still has a mild fever and has asked for more prayer about it. The doctors continue to believe it is due to a bladder infection and she is still taking anti-biotics to combat it but can't seem to shake it.
Several people have asked about visiting Kate at the rehab center. Aside from family and close friends, I would hold off on visiting her at this time due to her busy therapy schedule and much needed rest times. As much as she enjoys meeting with visitors, too much activity is not the best for her right now. I'll let you know if that changes.
Kate is still making daily progress with her left side. She is able to walk 500 feet with minimal assistance. Also, I noticed she was lightly grasping at an object with her left hand, so it appears her grip is slowly returning. Praise God! I know the progress is not moving fast enough for Kate but I'm pleased that slow and steady progress is being made. Her recovery is going to be more like a marathon versus a sprint.
We are blessed to have so many people praying and supporting us. Thank you for following our journey and making intercession on our behalf.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas,