Dale had another "spell" yesterday. They aren't sure what it is, but according to the EEGs, it is not a seizure. Every day his brain wakes up a little bit more. He's been trying to roll out of bed. He had a hard day yesterday. Because of the "storming", he can't shut off any motion, and it's hard for him to sleep. They are going to try a new medication to see if he can rest a little better tonight.
Dale said "hi" to his sister Katie today on the phone. That made her pretty happy. He says some things but realizes it's hard to speak, and he gets frustrated at times.
He's ready for the next step of rehab, which will be 3-4 hours of intense physical therapy. He likes to lean way back when he's walking and has to be supported by his shoulders.
Kirsten said it's been hard to wait for Dale to be transferred. The date keeps being pushed back, and now the hospital where they were planning to transfer him says they won't have a bed for him until the middle of next week. It's possible that he could go to a different rehab hospital if the wait is too long, but it's all still up in the air. In Kirsten's words, "We're here as long as God wants us here, even when it's frustrating. He still has a plan."
Psalm 3:1-5 Lord, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me.
Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.
But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.
I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.
I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me.
Psalm 4:8 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.