Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Little Miracles...

A friend of mine reminded me that it usually gets really hard just before something great is supposed to happen. We have been trying our darnedest to get Mike to rehab...yet it seems like everything has been against us...first the shell....then insurance...then the doctors prescription...and we thought we finally had all the kinks worked out...until Mike came down with a fever and nausea on Sunday. This meant if he wasn't better by Monday...yesterday...we would have to reschedule yet again. Monday morning came around and Mike was still not quite up to par...but as the hours drew nearer for his appointment his sickness began to fade. By the time 1:30 rolled around he was feeling great. We hopped in the car and cruised to Neuroworx. There we checked in...and everything began to run smoothly...prescription arrived...insurance was correct...and Mike was feeling great (a little miracle). They then began their evaluation...checking every muscle of his body...to see what he could and couldn't do. They eventually came to his right leg...and we told them that there was one muscle that worked. She moved that leg left then right...up then down. She had him flex each of the different directions..."you have three muscles working" she said. You should have seen Mike's face. "WHAT?" He said..."Are you sure?" He was shocked...but really excited (Little Miracles)! She went on to explain that there was the one muscle on the inside of his upper leg....that we already knew about...but she also felt his quadriceps and hamstrings working! This is huge! Just a few months ago during the last few days of his inpatient therapy the therapists were feeling just a twinge ever so slightly in his right leg...and now there are three muscles firing...things are happening...and we're going to do all we can to keep it going! Little miracles...

14 comments:

Elaine said...

I think this day that you told me about the 3 muscles was electrifying. It is the earnest downpayment on the great things to come......we know they are coming...we expect them.....and we praise Our Father for his great kindness and loving care. "Patience and faith, (Michael and Michelle) are compelling things to happen that otherwise never would have come to pass." (from an Elder Packer quote). God Is Great!

Becky said...

That is awesome. I bet you guys are seeing light at the end of the tunnel. Keep up the hard work, and seriously Michelle, if you ever need help, PLEASE let me know. I would love to be there for you

Jason & Kelli West said...

Michelle, I just read through your whole blog and I must tell you how strong I think you are! It's amazing how the Lord gives us "blessings" that we can handle. I always new you were a strong one! All I can say is that you and Mike are awesome people! How you have stayed so positive through it all. I am happy to see the "little miracles" that are happening. You rock girl!

Heather said...

Okay, I am still tearing up a little. That is such fantastic news I want to shout it to the whole family, but they're asleep right now, so I wait... I am so happy for this rather great miracle!

Traci Bulkley said...

That is amazing. Congratulations you guys! Thanks for sharing your story with all of us, you are both so inspiring.

Craig & Nicole said...

That is so amazing! We are so excited for you. Way to go Mike!

Becky (0: said...

What an amazing day for you guys!!! Miracles do still happen! What an amazing testimony of faith and patience! You guys can make it! We love you guys a ton!
love,
Becky (0:
Smile
PS I love hot pink for next dinner!!!

The Larson Family said...

I have the chills! I'm so excited for you guys! It's true that the hard times come before great times. We appreciate them more too, because of what we've been through. I hope thing continue to go uphill for you guys. You really deserve it!

Nate * Misty * Gavin * Owen said...

It is wonderful to hear the progress you are making Mike. Thank you for sharing your story. You guys are amazing.

rick and tara werry said...

congrats man!!! Hope I'm not too far behind! If you beat me walking you have to push me around for a day. We're way excited for you guys! How do you like rehab? You'll have to tell us a little about your routine there and how it's different from the hospitals rehab. Hope to talk to you soon Rick and Tara

The Cahoon Family said...

WOW, I really don't think this post should be called little miracles. This is huge!!!! Congrats!! That's amazing and awesome. I can't imagine dealing with this and you're so inspiring. What great hope this can bring. I hope that things just continue to get better and better....

Norm, Frances and Family said...

Norm and I think a lot about you guys and Rick and Tara and how we were all in the hospital at the same time, although not in the same ward. How we all kind of got to know each other in the waiting room. You, Michelle, were a bright light for everyone there who was really burdened with troubles. I am grateful to you for your example and what you added to my life at that time.

Unlike my husband, he expressed to me not too long after we got out of the hospital, how much he thinks about you all, and what examples you are.

We are so very happy for you, that things are looking up. I think back about how sad we all were just a few months ago, and now look at us all. We certainl have our Heavenly Father to thank for that, and also the amazing doctors and nurses and rehab staff. How grateful I am to my Heavenly Father for so many things, but also for putting us all in the midst of so many talented, caring people who worked so hard to bring our husbands home to their families. It is a miracle in the truest sense of the word.

I love you all. Thank you for all you have shown me about goodness and faith.

The Gomes Family said...

Whoooooo hooooooo. I love muscles! What a blessing, I knew this would happen! Miracles are around us, sometimes we overlook them, they may be little they may be huge. This is huge! Three muscles rock! Lets find more!

C&T Family said...

That is awesome! Glad you are feeling better Mike!