Just days before Michael's accident I was really stressed. We had a new baby and I was nervous about life as parents of two children. Wondering if we could handle it...if we'd be good parents...trying to protect our newborn from sickness and this awful cold weather. Then Brody fell down hurting his tooth. We started to notice how it was turning grey...this meant that it was dying. Which meant it would possibly fall out and we would have a boy who was missing his two front teeth for several years. This caused me to be in hysterics. I cried and cried when I thought of a toothless son...wow, has my perspective changed. So when Mike called to tell me about his accident he said "guess what...I still have my two front teeth!"
Mike is doing really well. He has a great attitude and looks at this as a new adventure. He has always been one to roll with the punches. But I am truly amazed at his ability to roll with THIS punch! Its been really interesting how his mind plays tricks on him. Because he cannot feel his legs, he does not realize where his legs are. He kept telling me to check his legs and make sure they weren't dangling of the side of the bed, or dragging on the floor. I would then show him that his legs were in fact up on the bed in front of him. But to realize that, he has to look right at them. These past few days have been a real eye opener as to what our life will be like when Mike returns home. How we will get around, what kind of wheelchair he will use, what kind of attachments we will need for our vehicle, what our home will require, and the dynamics of our family after this event! Tonight while waiting to meet Mike's sister at the hospital, Michael's brother and I decided to experiment on a wheelchair! It was another eye opener. I recommend anyone who hasn't tried wheeling around on one, to try it, it's definately a new perspective (it's kinda fun too)!
We are overwhelmed at the amount of people who have shown concern and love for our little family! It has truly been extremely humbling! We just can't say thank you enough! We love you all! Thank you for taking care of us!
Michael, Michelle, Brody & Jocelyn
Michael has had some feeling in his legs. We tried pulling the hair on his thigh and his knee, he got after us because it hurt! You know what that means....he felt it!!! This doesn't mean walking, but it's a start!