Please continue to pray for Robbie. He continues to work very hard in PT and continues to improve incrementally. He has mostly good days but, when I see some neighborhood boys out riding their bikes or running around, I am reminded that a good day for him now would have been the same as a very, very bad day a few months ago. He is able to stand with his braces on for over 10 minutes now and his right heel gets very close to touching the ground now. The toes on his right feet are coming up better and his left foot seems to be loosening a small amount. His arm strength is doing great and he now holds the record for going 1,000 rotations on the weighted hand pedal machine. He pushes himself hard. He is very, very ready to walk.
He is homeschooling with mom and is doing his numbers much better. In an average day, he enjoys listening to books on tape, playing with his legos, reading books from the library, surfing the web, getting out in the back yard and helping his sister garden (you can garden on your knees), and many other things.
This past weekend we all went to an Andrew Peterson concert (see update #29 [Jan. 21] and also see inclosed picture). We had a hard time choking back the tears when we listened to “The Blood of Jesus” in person and all the other songs that ministered to us so much during the hard, hard days in December and January. The concert was on a Friday night. The next morning we left early and drove through the snow to Oklahoma to see our Jade Tree team in the “boot camp” training. We would have been doing this had our lives not dramatically changed by Robbie’s sickness. It was good to see everyone, including some of our close friends from China who are helping to lead this event. The camp was thankfully very handicap accessible so Robbie had a great time buzzing around and visiting with everyone.
We plan to head to Little Rock and Searcy early next week and Robbie wants to drop in to see all his friends at the hospital as well as his “pink panties” uncle of course (and the rest of the family).
Thank you for your continued prayers!
Ken and Tanja