Today marks Day 7 of Josh's journey. God is present and God is working.
Today some Physical Therapists came in Josh's room to assess his condition. They did things like play loud music in his ears to see how he responded. One of the things we learned is that the movement in Josh's left leg and left arm are localized, which means that they are not a reflex, but that it is actually Josh's brain telling his legs and his arms to move! As you can imagine, we are excited by the news and are praising God for the progress that Josh has made. The doctors will also begin start letting him breath on his own for periods of time to strengthen Josh's lungs. The doctors removed several of the tubes from his body today, such as his drain from his brain to reduce any risk of infection.
Today Josh was visited by one of the paramedics that brought him in. Here is an excerpt from the letter he gave to Josh:
"... I have found it hard to hold onto faith many times in my line of work but Josh seems to be very strong in his. I would be greatly humbled if you would give him my medal of St. Jude. I have worn it for some time now and it seemed appropriate for my work. Josh epitomizes what this means to me. A hard fighter against long odds that may or may not be won. Josh, the victory is shown in the outpouring love of those he has impacted in his life. I truly wish I could have met him under different circumstances. St. Jude seems appropriate and I will continue to pray for Josh and you all. If I can be of help in any way please call me at any time.
“We are hard pressed on every side but not destroyed, perplexed but not in despair, persecuted but not abandoned, struck down but not destroyed.” 2 Corinthians 4:8-9"
God is Present and God is working.
All in for Josh