Some new Tricks:
We are constantly thankful for the expensive helmet that Ariel was wearing in the accident that saved him from a brain injury. There are high and low days each week which is to be expected but Saturday was a gentle day. Ariel was a kind husband towards a tired wife and a thoughtful Dad to our 4 very different little personalities. It is a delight for me to watch him be creative in connecting with the kids despite such different circumstances.
Ariel had an ultrasound of his painful right shoulder on Friday. It revealed that he has Bursitis rather than a muscle or joint tear and he was injected with a steroid to help with swelling and pain, which is all good news.
Ariel continues to have small changes in his muscle strength and range each week. The photo shows him lifting his leg off the wheelchair seat on his own. There is still not enough strength to hold it there for more than 2 seconds, but it is nice to see him move!
and Toes (well Heels actually)
The photo also shows his trendy sheepskin “booties” which are there to protect pressure sores on his heels. Please pray for the healing of those sores, as it will help his gym work, comfort and the wearing of shoes.
- We continue to be well supported in so many ways.
- Please continue to pray for spiritual protection and restful sleep without dark dreams.
- Thank you to all of you and to the Lord who shows unfailing love and full redemption (Psalm 130:7)
My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning.
O Israel, put your hope in the LORD, for with the LORD is unfailing love and with him is full redemption.
(Psa 130:6-7 NIV)
Ariel was able to feed himself lunch for the first time today! Quite a milestone. He used a special self-leveling-swiveling-spoon strapped to his wrist! He was also able to straighten his knee a little whilst sitting. We are thankful for these signs of progress along the road.
Please pray especially for restful sleep for Ariel and the whole family.
Grace and peace, Mark