Jessie had another good visit with Toby this weekend. She got some good cuddle time in, and Toby always makes her smile (as you can see above!). She continues to impress the doctors with her determination and drive, and she is definitely making measurable improvements. She enjoyed a visit from Grandkaty, Uncle Pat, and her cousin Hannah. She gave them a tour around the hospital and Hannah held the kill switch on the wheelchair so that if Jess lost control, Hannah could stop it and Jess wouldn’t run into a wall or run someone over 🙂 She watched the Pro-Bowl today and worked on responding to some journals that her students have been writing for her. I know that there are dozens of you who would absolutely love to come and visit Jess, but she is still not ready to have visitors at this time. Thank you so much for understanding. Her days are jam-packed and she is exhausted by the end of the day. Your messages, cards, and texts mean the world to her!
Steven and Jaime had a pretty low-key weekend at the nursing facility. Steven was able to hit 90 degrees flexion on his left knee, which is a really great milestone that he was hoping to achieve. Aunt Terry was also able to help him do some passive leg exercises without the guidance of a therapist for the first time. All of the therapists like to train the caregivers to help with stretches and exercises that we can do with Jessie, Jaime and Steven when they (the therapists) are not around. Steven received a great package from the Canucks (stickers, player cards including ones signed by Daniel Sedin and Ryan Kessler, a hat, and a pin). Jaime and Steven, like Jessie, are also requesting no visitors at this time. They also love your cards, messages and texts, so feel free to contact them in those ways!
Thank you to our blog-reading friends! We are amazed by all of you, and talk about you daily! Please continue to pray for the physical and emotional healing of these four precious “kids.” They know that you are cheering for them, and your thoughts and prayers give them strength to fight the battles that they face every single day. Much love to all of you!