The last couple of days have been super busy. I haven't really had time to update the blog much. That doesn't mean that Garren isn't improving.
Today Garren's therapy mat came. It's an adjustable height, padded table that Garren can sit and lay on for his physical and occupational therapy. We are very excited about this. It will be very useful, and make it much easier to work with Garren. We even tried it out today, Garren did a good, hard workout.
This afternoon Nancy was headed out to the store. She asked Garren if he wanted anything from the store. Garren started to say something, but we couldn't understand. So we started spelling, one letter at a time. Garren spelled "swallow." We all cracked up - even Garren. I asked Garren yesterday what the most frustrating thing was for him right now. He spelled "voice." He told Nancy that swallowing is the hardest thing to do. It has to be so frustrating for him, to want to do something so badly, yet not be able to get his body to do it.
Tonight we were sitting around the table, dyeing Easter eggs. We looked over and saw Garren pick up a towel that was in his lap with his right hand. He then proceeded to lift the towel and wipe his mouth. For him to lift his arm so high in such a controlled way, with something in his hand, was awesome to watch!
Tomorrow is a big day. I am looking forward to an amazing day at church. I am looking forward to preaching at Southbrook Monroe campus. I am looking forward to celebrating the day that our Lord and Savior overcame death. It's going to be a great day!