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He is Risen Indeed, a day early!

Apr 19, 2014 1:41pm

I love the Easter season, renewal, spring, family gathering to visit, but this year its even sweeter.  The weekend began yesterday for us with a doctors appointment with the neurologists at CHOC, this time Drs. Shrey and Tran (we'd seen her quite a bit at the hospital in December, a beautiful and feisty little powder keg of a doctor.).  

They spent the typical, for them, hour with us and this time Matthew was full of questions for Dr. Shrey about his recovery, his afflictions and his future.  Matt stood and took a step or two for them with Joe.  They are delighted with his progress. Something penetrated my brain finally, the harsher the injury to the brain, the longer recovery takes.  That Matthew survived and is headed to a complete recovery continues to amaze the doctors who evaluate him; I pray I always remember that.  He took the information from Dr. Shrey and put it to use right away.  We decided to stay in the O.C. for a movie, at the theater he transferred into their seat and promptly put his feet up just like he used to.  Talk about little things mean a lot!  From there we had dinner then headed home with Tiffany along for the ride.

When we pulled in the drive and the three of us were out of the truck we came around to fine Matthew standing outside the passenger seat, holding on to the truck door!  If you haven't seen him, he has continued to need help with that simple act until last night.  In shock, we walked up to him and he put his hands on his sister's shoulders. He wanted to take some steps, with her walking backwards he began walking forward.  He'd done this in therapy but not like he did last night.  He walked from the truck, over the patio, up the ramp, into the house and to his room!  Tears were running down may face when we got there.  His steps were slow and careful, he paused to regroup a few times but he did it!  He rose, he walked and another huge step towards recovery has begun.

He was happy yesterday.  There had been a seizure on Monday morning but the doctors tell us that's to be expected, he's still recovering and medications continue to need adjustments.  There have been no episodes of conversion disorder seizures though for 21 days now, the tremors and jumping are fading daily.  So much has to do with his frame of mind.  If you are his friend, were his friend, continue to be his friend, you are so important for him now.  He doesn't want to bother you or be a burden, he's insecure in ways he's never been.  He needs his friends, its hard because for so long we turned  you away when he wasn't ready but now I'm asking.  Call him, text him, tweet him, talk to him, be his friend again.  Along with your prayers, its the most important thing we can ask you to do.  

Hebrews 11:1 NIV
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.



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