Justin did not go to physical therapy today because his legs/hips are all wrapped up from the surgery yesterday. The occupational therapist did come by and work with his hands! He is making tremendous progress with his hands, especially the right! He is becoming more and more independent. He was also told today if he is feeling up to it he can go to the Marine Corp ball next Friday night Nov. 4th! They ordered his uniforms and mom and I are getting his medals/ribbons tomorrow. The whole family is invited to go and we decided if he wants to go then we will go with him. We will just see what next week holds. We may just go for dinner and come back if thats all he can take.
Everything else is going great, Justin slept most of the afternoon. I think he was recovering from surgery yesterday. Justin decided he wanted pizza for dinner so we ordered it and hung out in his room watching TV. Overall, today was a great day and thankfully not eventful. It is nice to finally have a quite days, and to finally get off the emotional roller coaster we were riding for almost two months. Today marked exactly 8 weeks that Justin has been here and tomorrow will mark 8 weeks for us. I can't believe in two months how much has changed. We are so blessed and thankful that Justin is here with us alive and making the tremendous progress he is making. There were too many times we were just hoping and praying to make it to the next day. We can finally say we are taking big steps in the right direction!!
We pray everyone has a wonderful week! Tomorrow Auntie Linda and Uncle Jeff will be in to visit! I know they are looking forward to seeing Justin and vice versa. Auntie Linda came out here the first weekend we arrived in Bethesda. So I know she is very excited to be able to talk to him and see him.
More good news from Bethesda, Justin's friend Hueston moved to outpatient today! We are excited for him, and all the progress he has made. Mike had his 22 surgery today and had 4 pins removed from his left arm. Everything went well for him! Thankfully all the guys are moving in the right direction and getting stronger daily.
Good Night from Bethesda!!