Robby Klimaytis's Journal
Happy New Birthday, Robby
Written Nov 5, 2013 7:41am by Judy McCullochIt's a bittersweet day for sure. One year ago today, the precocious, thoughtful, oft-times impish, always-a-friend-to-all, lively, loud (and, oh, the list could go on) little army guy, superhero boy changed in an instant. Still, silent, yet still sweet, he still has his beautiful spirit.
We are full of sorrow and thanksgiving. It is necessary to commemorate the day somehow. As the week began, I saw Angela post on facebook that she was struggling with the difficulty of the week and asked friends to post fun memories of Robby. I thought that was a great idea.
I know that all I can do is thank all of you for your concern and prayers every time I log on. I'd like to ask a favor of you, though. If you have a special memory to share, would you take a moment to post it? Another idea is if you have in some way been blessed by the new Robby, would you share that?
For instance, when the accident first happened, we heard of those who determined to mend relationships before the opportunity was forever lost in an unexpected moment. Since then, people we have never met have sent cards, organized fund raisers, donated time to build his therapy room, and so much more.
I would like to share those posts with our family tonight. I know it will be a healing help for Angela and probably for Greg.
Until the day of the wonderful miracle, I know that none of this is wasted. Please help us today to have that reality at our fingertips.
Already, we have received so much that it seems pretty bold to ask for more. But today I do.
God bless you, as always, cherished friends.
a little update
Written Oct 31, 2013 11:30pm by Judy McCulloch
(From Mammy/Judy): We continue to be blessed every day by the incredible thoughtfulness of all of you. Yesterday, a big painting of a helicopter came. I'll post a picture this weekend. Today I heard how many of Lizette's book sold - and how the number jumped significantly when it was shared on Tripps page.
A lot of research went into the book obviously. At one point, it says, "TBI," though that is not quite what he has. And his prognosis for getting better is not quite as rosy, however, over all it was a good book and very educational. And what an artist she is!
Robby is doing well - no colds all fall! All his appointments are going smoothly. He is healing well from the pump surgery and we are still so pleased with how movable he is. I think he'll be healed enough to get into the hot tub next week.
Well, it's a short update, but I wanted to do something as it's been awhile.
I love to know you are praying - we will not be one prayer short!
just a hello
Written Oct 12, 2013 9:33pm by Judy McCullochThere isn't really a lot to report that's new, but I wanted to take the opportunity to say, "Hello," and to thank you all, dear friends who pray and keep up with Robby.
We had a fun day today and last night - great company last night - a lovely couple from church whose last gesture was praying over Robby.
Today his Uncle Jesse (Greg's brother) and Aunt Kristin and their two girls came from Maine for the day. It was great to have a full table and lot of noise from children. Robby fell asleep in his stander amidst all the din - I think it "pooped" him out (or "poofed," as he would say).
He is still doing well since the pump went in - good check up at the physiatrist and nurses check sites. Maybe he'll get the all-clear to resume the hot tub this week.
I love watching him gaze into the eyes of those that love him when we take the time to wait for it. His nurse always does - what a special touch she has, and they love each other - and it shows. Both nurses get head turns.
We are still waiting on the school news. Here's a prayer request: We have a lawyer to handle it (which is a huge blessing and great relief), but the rules are that he must go through the school lawyer. He cannot request a ppt directly through the school, for instance. The school lawyer doesn't return his calls, though. I won't go into a political analogy, but if you know me, you know it . ;)
Anyway, everyone is amazed at how big he is. 4' and 60# - size 10/12 (and he's 5!) = thankful for the lift! His beautiful hair, skin, eyes - always gets comments.
Family members are doing well :).
And please let me encourage you to pray for strength, comfort and great purpose for Linda and Joe as they go through this season of the one-year anniversary (Sat.) of losing beloved Nicholas.
God bless you, dear friends. Check out Rockin4Robby - a man whom we have never met and a friend of his are sponsoring a great-sounding fundraiser for Robby on the 20th. Any money will go for future unknown needs, as well as more experimental possibilities not covered by insurance. This driven man, Jim, came out of the blue and has most zealously pushed and pulled this event together. As always, whatever the material benefit, the way that Robby has touched lives is even more remarkable, and we give thanks to God for it.
See you in church tomorrow! Until then, pray the miracle through until that perfect day! We never give up hope for we know the One who spoke and the world came into being. He breathes and life comes forth.
He's got this!