Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Hats off to Michael...

Michael has officially finished his first semester in college! I couldn't be more proud of him. He received all A's...well one A- but just because of a few minor details! He worked so hard...14 credits wasn't exactly easy...and he has registered for 16 more next semester! But I must say he is really enjoying this holiday break...actually we all are! It's been really nice being able to spend so much time together! He was going to physical therapy at Neuroworx three times a week until medicaid cut off physical therapy throughout the state. So now we are looking at other avenues for Michael to continue his improvements. Some great news is he will be receiving custom made braces for his legs hopefully by the end of January! The braces are called HKFO's (Hip Knee Foot Orthodic)...he will use these braces with fore arm crutches to begin walking...I know it's hard to believe this is actually the case...but I sure can't wait! We'll keep you posted! He's received a few more visits for physical therapy...but he wants to save those for when he gets his braces. It's so nerve racking wondering if we're doing everything right...making sure he's stretching enough...or moving enough...and if he's at the right place...getting the right braces...the right care....we just don't want to make any wrong moves...yet we don't know exactly what the right moves are??? Don't get us wrong though...we have great hope he will one day be walking on his own...no crutches...no braces...just Michael...his legs...and the strength of the Lord.

12 comments:

The Lewis Family said...

Congrats to everything! Seriously, those are some full loads of credit, so props are due :) Bummer to hear about medicaid, it is a wonder how they can change their policies on such whims ( long story there for us ) Hope the holidays have been well, my hubs is headed back to school this semester too, so I know how that sucks :)
~C

Mertgirl said...

Thanks for the update, I am a friend of Michaels and found your blog through friends. I hope you dont mind if I catch up from time to time. Tell him hello! Happy Holidays to the whole family.

Kari Wilkins

Heather said...

Congrats on getting a semester down. That's a big accomplishment and those are great grades! Can't wait to see you with those braces on!

Tanya said...

I love you guys! Thanks for the great visit the other night! Your strength as a couple amazes me. I've got my pom poms out for both of you!

The Larson Family said...

Wow, that's great that he did so well! Congrats. I loved seeing all of your cute Christmas pictures too. I hope you guys find a way to continue physical therapy. What a blessing that he had it for as long as he did and has made so much progress so fast. Good luck!

Tysha said...

Great work! ALL of you! Because even though Mike's the one earning the grades...it's his darling supportive family that helps him do it!

School is tough - but well worth it. You will be so glad you did it in the end :)

ps- I'm excited to see those braces!

C&T Family said...

That is great! Way to end your semester so well! Good luck this semester, that is a lot of credits!! You guys are both amazing!

Mycurlyhairdays said...

Awesome job, Mike! Not that it's a surprise that he did so well! Sorry to hear about the wonderful "goverment politics and stuff"!!!
It sounds like you guys are doing your best.
You are awesome examples of faith!
I love you guys and miss you!

Mycurlyhairdays said...

PS Keep posting pictures! I love to see them! When those braces show up, i would love to see them!

Jen said...

Way to go! On both the college and braces. You guys have been through so much. We love you guys! Let us know if there is anything we can do for you

Norm and Frances said...

I suppose at the beginning of a new year, it is unlikely there is much of anyone not thinking about the opportunities of the future.

I too have been thinking about and have been excited for the new year. This last year has been quite interesting, to say the least, and I had forgotten just how interesting until I looked at your blog, after so long. Then I looked at Rick and Taras blog and how it brought back memories and seemed to put things in perspective. We had some sad times and some good times in the ICU waiting room and I will never forget. I have not done any "blog-stalking" for a long time and it was so good to "see" you once again and to see the progress you and Mike and the kids have made and that you are still "kickin' butt"!!!

You are an awesome reminder of the good things in life. Thanks for all of your support for all of those weeks, when it was I that should have been supporting you.

I love you all, and won't forget!!!

Danelle said...

HEY MICHELLE! Maeris and i are going to lunch on saturday and would love if you joined us!!! call me 376-3329 or e mail me dwalker381@gmail