Thursday, February 22, 2007

baby steps...

we are making baby steps forward towards recovery. since the halo has been put on, the doctor has given the go ahead to be a little more aggressive in rehab/therapy work. this morning when i showed up at the icu, dad was positioned about 1/3 upright in his bed. the goal was to continue to move him towards moving around. this afternoon, around 1 o'clock, the therapist and nurses set dad up on the edge of the bed and had his legs hang over the side on a stool. they were steadying him of course, but nonetheless, this is progress. i'm sure dad liked the view of the room instead of staring at the ceiling like he has for the last 30 days.

as far as we know, we will still be in the icu until monday. after monday, the plan is to move to a specialty hospital for additional aggressive "pre-rehab". once dad is fully able to participate in the rehab, they will increase the amount of time that he gets treated. please pray for patience on dad's part as he starts this process. i have been thinking about the fact that as he continues to become more aware of what is going on, he will likely become frustrated with the slow process (at least i would if it was me). pray that we continue to make steps (even little ones) forward. thanks for you love and support. we will update more as things progress...

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

WONDERFUL!!
what great news...
continuing to pray :)
xoxoox

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! This is a marathon not a sprint and sounds like all our prayers are helping.

Anonymous said...

I BELIEVE IT, BUT I KNEW IT WOULD HAPPEN ALL ALONG. THIS IS THE BEST OF THE BEST NEWS SO FAR. I AM SO EXCITED THAT JIM HAS A DIFFERENT "VIEW" OF THE WORLD NOW.

I KNOW GOD IS WATCHING OVER JIM AND IF HE HAS JUMPED ALL THESE HURDLES AND ANSWERED ALL OUR PRAYERS SO FAR I AM SURE HE WILL CONTINUE TO GIVE HIM THE PATIENCE AND GRACE TO MOVE FORWARD.

I LOVE ALL OF YOU AND PRAY FOR YOU EVERYDAY. HAVE A GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP SWEET SUE.

SJG

Anonymous said...

Hi Maley Family,

What a Watchful and Strong God we serve. He is soooo amazing.
It is so inspiring to see the miracles everyday through your words. The Holy Spirit fills your words. Remember, He is there for you every single moment !
Keep the Faith Jim !

Your Brother and Sisters in Christ,

The Gallagher Family

Anonymous said...

We're in FL for a few weeks but are still keeping updated using your BLOG. Thanks again for taking the time to post so regularly - it sure helps on the prayer front.
Hang in there - we know these days are long and hard and progress is slow. We are thankful, with you, for the recent encouraging signs.
Thanks again for the updates.
Dale and Mary Kay

Anonymous said...

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!! We have been and will continue to pray for Jim and your family as a family.

Jim & Nicole Bell (and the girls)

Anonymous said...

AMAZING!!! The power of prayer is SOOOO strong and with the continued support, have faith that Jim will be up and around like his old self in no time!!! May God bless and keep all of you as we will continue praying for your family!!
Love,
The Gottfried's

The McFarlands said...

As in Ephesians 6: 24

" Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity."

We are praying for you to know HIS GRACE and Presence