Lots of time has passed since my last post, and lots has happened since then too.
However, the best update to share occurred today…
Jack posted his exciting news on Twitter...
I was working in my home office and suddenly a slew of text messages bombarded my phone…"Is it true?" "Did Jack really move his foot?" "Wow!, Great news!!!"
I had NO idea.
I ran upstairs to the deck where Jack was sitting in the sun. I asked him what was going on. Jack replied with one of those "Oh mom, you're making a big deal out of nothing" kind of comments. Ummm…no Jack….this is BIG.
My first question was, "Did your foot move from a spasm or did you actually make it move?"
Jack: "I made it move.”
Me: "Do it again."
Jack: "I can't."
Okay, I get that. But this is SO exciting !!! So Exciting !!!
Another "not supposed to happen" moment occurred today when I was with Jack at Courage Kenny for his rehab. I watched Jack sit up on a mat by himself. Super steady. I was shocked. Jack reminded me that he's done this a "million times" before. Maybe. But never so steady. I was in awe.
While Jack was sitting up I asked his trainer what else is new. He said that Jack has recently moved his triceps on his own. They've helped him raise his arms above his shoulders to see if he could fire up his tricep muscles on his own. He did! He does! Another "not supposed to happen" occurrence. LOVE!!!
These are Jack's physical progress updates. I have more to post since our foundation has been busy raising money for spinal cord injury research and recovery. Will share photos and info from our golf tourney and fill you in on upcoming events. Soon. I promise.
As always, we appreciate your continued support, good wishes and prayers for Jack.