Monday, December 2, 2013

God's Grace

By the Grace of God and the miracle of prayer my family enjoyed a beautiful Thanksgiving this year. My nephew, Scott's lovely wife, Kim, shared on the Walk for Scott Facebook page ......
I apologize that it has been so long since I have updated the page, we just haven been so busy with rehab.

The amazing support shown at the walk and with all the wonderful shirts is absolutely wonderfully overwhelming! I can't begin to say how all the great photos made me smile and feel so amazingly blessed with all the support shown for Scott's recovery. So thank you all so much and a special thank you to my 6a ladies (Katie, Brittany and Selah) for organizing such a wonderful event! You all are Scott's angels.

We have been at Brooks Rehab hospital in Jacksonville for almost three weeks and so far have seen so many improvements. Scott is getting stronger everyday.

The first week we got to Brooks we had a shaky start with a high fever, infection and a 12hr trip to the ER because his feeding tube dislodged. Since that we the weeks have been filled with good days and GREAT days.

Every weekday we start therapy at 0900 with therapy and except for a 1.5 hr break we go until 2:30pm. With the injury Scott sustained we are having to retrain Scott's brain how to do things that you and I take for granted. Also, the cognitive therapist explained to me that Scott's brain is learning how to "filter" all the other stimuli that we are able to just let go. Like the clock ticking or the light being on while Scott is "relearning" how to so things it is hard for him to filter everything. I am told that he as with everything else will learn how to do that again as well. So far we have done nothing but see him get stronger everyday. He holds his head up a little higher everyday and move a little more. Last week we started to see movement on his left side and now he can give me a thumbs up with his left hand when asked!

As for the last couple of days it has been so incredible to have our son Jack here. I have missed him more than words could ever describe. My wonderful parents drove him here Thursday and Scott was finally after almost 2 months, able to see his son. As most of y'all know his jaws are wired shut but the smile Scott had on his face when he laid his eyes on Jack was one of the best feelings I've had. Scott was so engaged with Jack. Hopefully as Scott progresses and gets stronger we will be able to have him here over night because I sure do miss those night time snuggles.

The projected discharge date is the Monday before Christmas Eve! It looks like we will be home for Christmas but, to prepare for Christmas the Mobley way we have decorated his room from head to toe. Including wrapping his doors in wrapping paper, to a little 2 foot tree (with garnet and gold ornaments and a star on top that Scott placed), a stocking, bows, Merry Christmas banner and a candy bowl to share Christmas candy!

Thank you to all for your continued prayers and support! I know that prayer is powerful so please continue to keep Scott in your prayers. Love to all! 


Needled Mom said...

I am so glad to hear of the improvements. Our DIL's brother was discharged last week, but continues the boot camp therapy each day - all day too. I continue to keep Scott and his family in my prayers.

Sheila said...

I have just read back through some earlier posts to learn about your nephew and my thoughts are with him and all of your family during this very trying time . So glad to read he is improving each day . Hugs Sheila

StitchinByTheLake said...

So glad that he's getting better...every small step must be encouraging to you. I have lifted him up this morning asking for healing and grace for him and for your whole family. blessings, marlene