Jackson has been doing well in Day Rehab and is very happy there. He is making great progress both physically and cognitively. His speech therapist introduced himself to me a few days ago and said that he had been gone a few days and was so amazed when he returned by how much progress Jackson had made in such a short time. It's harder for me to recognize since I am with him every day, but after his speech therapist said that, I realized how much better he was getting at keeping his train of thought and remembering words. He also moved from red level to yellow level this week, reflecting his status of being supervised as he walks around at Day Rehab. That means his balance and coordination are much better. We hope to find out this week if he will be approved for another 30 day grant, otherwise we are still set to be released October 5th. This has been an amazing period of growth for Jackson and we are so grateful we have had this opportunity.
We've been very happy living at the Ronald McDonald House and we feel very lucky to be here. We've made some great friends, including other families who are staying here and the wonderful volunteers who take care of us. It's nice to feel at home when we are missing our home and family so much. Ashley and the boys came for a visit yesterday and Jackson was so happy to be with them. He told me he can't wait to be home with his family and to see everyone at church in Ridgeland. It won't be long now. I keep reminding him we are in the home stretch!
We love and appreciate all of you and our thoughts and prayers are with you!