Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Laughed at a Joke

Rehab went well today. Dad was put in this machine type thing so that he can stand and it helps him walk, but more right now to gain strength and balance. He sat on the edge of the PT table to learn to balance for quite awhile and sat and in chair for 1.5 hrs. He tolerated everything well. When put back to bed, he fell right to asleep, I am sure he was exhausted.

Although Dad cannot speak, Joey and Andy told a joke and Dad was laughing at it, silently. Dad gave Anna a big smile and just seemed to be in a better mood about the day. He still has those moments of staring around, and he hasn't responded to anything the doctor ask of him. Please continue to pray for his ability to understand, recognize, and speak through this PT process so that he can move on to the Rehab center at the hospital. He still needs to respond to commands. We are thankful for every little thing that he has done.

Kelli

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

What wonderful news! This news put a smile on my face and I imagine it did yours as well.

God Bless!
Becky Wells, Stiebeling

Anonymous said...

I was there today when the joke was told....I cant even begin to tell you how that just made my day!! that was probably the most of dad I have seen yet! It filled my heart....:) thank you for all of your constant prayers..they are much appreciated. love anna

Anonymous said...

VERY COOL!!
Might have to start sending some jokes :)
Steve has a bunch of blonde ones
and I think you are all brunettes, right?
still praying this miracle thru.
xxoxo

Misty said...

Anna,
I know it filled your heart with joy when your dad responded to you today! Praise the Lord! every little step is still a step in the right direction!
You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Misty, Keith, Savannah, Corbin & Sheriden

P.S. We love you Grandpa Jim!!

Anonymous said...

Dear Maley's,

PTL!!! I'm sure it fills you with hope when you catch even a glimmer of the person you know and long to interact with again.

We will continue to pray. We serve a great God!

May God bless you as you wait on Him.

Love, Ken and Rosa Liston

PS Did any of you catch the special on reporter Bob Woodruff (I think that's his last name) and his brain injury/recovery with Diane Sawyer on ABC? I couldn't help but think of all of you. Incredible!

Anonymous said...

Sometimes I know it is hard with small improvements to be super happy because you are around the situation all the time. But from an outsider it is amazing the improvement jim has made..Keep your spirits up

Justin