Thursday, August 16, 2012

Lydia has had another remarkable and full day.  She was visited by friends, her doctor, and The Record was here with a photographer and journalist, to interview us - so be watching your Friday edition for a story on Lydia's recovery!
Lydia has continued to communicate with us, choosing her clothes, her dessert, her free time activities.  It is wonderful that communication is no longer one way (other than smiles, gazes, and facial expression.)  While we long to hear her verbalize, we are thankful for this progress in communication.   Today Lydia walked in phsyio therapy, in a pacer - an assistive walking device.  She did very well, but became tired quickly.  In speech language, she pointed at cards and identified what her therapist asked her to.  She ate all of her purees, and did some tasting of a thick, honey type consistency juice.  She was also dry all day.
Tonight, after tucking her into bed, we noticed that she was pointing up, towards the sky. It was as if she knew the bed time routine, and she was ready to pray.   She folded her hands and we prayed:
Thank you, God for today, for visitors, for friends, and for how hard Lydia is working to get better.  Thank you for your healing, little by little.  Thank you that you are making Lydia new.
And then we closed with our favourite blessing:
May the Lord bless you and keep you,
May the Lord make his face to shine upon you,
May the Lord be gracious to you, and give you his peace.