Tuesday, June 30, 2009

No pain no gain

I was with Nate today when they moved him out of the ICU. He was in a great mood and we laughed and joked all the way, he was even singing a little Queen. Nate was loving being able to see something other than the inside of the ICU room and I think he thoroughly enjoyed the elevator ride to his new floor. When we got up to the physical therapy floor we were met by a super cheerful nurse and two therapists.

Within minutes of his arrival they had Nate up and at it. First they sat him up on the side of the bed and he was able to hold himself in a sitting position with little help for about a minute straight! Then they decided to move him into a wheel chair to take him to the therapy room to see if he could stand. Wow! They didn't waste any time getting him going and it was painful for Nate, but he was able to stand for about 3 seconds. I was in awe, Nate was miserable and Frankie was a little freaked out as she watched the therapist push Nate to do things he hasn't done in weeks. We learned he is stronger than we all thought and that is awesome!! Being up soon took it's toll on him and he quickly became light headed and sick so that meant therapy was over for a while.

Every time I see Nate I am amazed at how much better he is doing. His body seems to be getting so much stronger each day. We are all so proud of him and love him so much. He is such an important part of our family!
Nate was saying today that he is excited to be done with June because it has really sucked and I think we can all agree with that. He is looking forward to new and better experiences. Nate knows he has a lot a work ahead of him but I think he is up to the task. In his own words, "Hey, who needs a gym pass when you have rehab?" Well said Nate and don't worry, you'll get your big guns firing again real soon.

1 comment:

  1. Go Nate! That's awesome. You are incredible and continue to amaze all of us. We love you and can't wait to see your newly refined guns!