Not much change to Josh's overall condition. He has been visited several times by the PT group to test his responses to stimuli and we are seeing small improvements to his motor skills. Today they will hook him up to a form of a stationary bike to get his legs moving a little bit. At this point, we are in a waiting game. Surgically the doctors have taken care of all of Josh's acute injuries and now we wait for Josh's body to heal itself. Josh is basically breathing on his own but still hooked up to machines to monitor his breathing. We see his eyelids flicker and his toes wiggle but not on command and not consistently. We know Josh is fighting come back to us.
We have a meeting with doctors tomorrow to discuss next steps so I will send out an update after that meeting.
We continue to be overwhelmed by the amount of support for Josh. We love hearing of all the places Josh's story has traveled. Yesterday we received 160 handwritten notes from a elementary school back in Arkansas! We read Josh every one of them.
Thank you all for continuing to pray for my brother and continuing to support our family in thought and in prayer.
Our Prayer for Josh today is Psalm 139: 13-18.
13 You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
15 You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
16 You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.
17 How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered!
18 I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me!
All in for Josh