Monday, May 31, 2010

Troy continues to recover well. Yesterday and today were pretty quiet days. I spent most of the day just massaging his legs and arms, as much as I could get around the tubes and bandages. I stretched his arms and legs and did range of motion exercises with him since he didn't get therapy yesterday or today, because of the holiday and no therapy on weekends. He seemed to enjoy the massages and stretches. I was looking for wincing or frowning to see if it hurt him, but most of the time he had the look of calm in his face so I assume he liked it. *smile*

It feels really good catering to him and caring for him personally. It keeps that love and bond I have with Troy alive; it allows for me to remind him how much I care for him and how much I love him. I even gave him a mini bath with wet soapy wash rags (mostly just arms, legs, underarms, and face; it's hard caring for someone who's not helping - LOL!). He got the entire spa treatment today and we both enjoyed it. :)

He was up in his wheelchair for a record breaking 7 hour stretch today! I have to tilt him back for 1 to 2 minutes every 30 minutes to avoid skin sores on his hind from sitting and not moving all day. He also stayed awake pretty much the entire day today! That was nice because I don't feel like I'm talking to myself so much when he has his eyes open :)

Other than that, nothing much else to report. His progress is slow, much slower than I would like to see, but God is in control so I'm enjoying him, and my time with him, and in the meantime I'm not worrying about the slow pace and I'm trusting God do His thing, in His own time.

Thanks for your continued prayers!


  1. Sounds like he is progressing nicely Joan!! Just be patient and he will awake fully soon...I am sure of it!
    Continued prayers Joan!

    Tina and the girls

  2. thank you Joan for all the updates. i cant wait till this is all over and we can meet.( so i can thank you personally) you help me feel like i really know what is going on all the time. tell Troy i am praying always for him and that i love him. and i cant wait to hear his testomonie. take care of yourself. love cousin Sheila

  3. Rom 9:17 For the Scripture says to Pharaoh,
    "For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I might show my power
    in you, and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth." love you in His name, jessica