Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Therapy for Ali

"So Ali's out of the coma, right?"

I had to really think about the answer to this question even after all of the updates I've posted with pictures of Ali crying with eyes and mouth wide open. Yesterday, I spoke to the beautiful and charming Susan ump-teen times, and half of those times Ali was fussing and crying which makes me laugh more now than ever.

Babies cry.

Babies, who aren't in comas, cry.

I hadn't really thought of it that way, but it's true.

Praise God.

Ali has been out of a coma just about ever since the beautiful and charming Susan arrived on the scene.

Yesterday, Ali started physical therapy. Babies in comas usually don't get signed up for physical therapy. Susan wanted to share a couple of pictures with you all. The picture above and left is Ali before physical therapy. She's quite uncomfortable (a broken collar bone and rib will do that to you). The picture to the right is Ali after physical therapy. Sleeping like a baby--who's not in a coma.

Now there's even talk of sending Ali across the Bay Bridge to a rehab place in Oakland. They don't plan stuff like that for babies in comas, either. My only concern is that she'd have to travel across the Bay Bridge.


Anonymous said...

Bryon, our prayers continue to be with you, your family, and your granddaughter as she begins this healing process. Praise God for a medical team who is attentive to her physical needs and a loving family to be there and support her.

Anonymous said...

Praying for quick healing on that collar bone and rib so she can start relearning everything and going through all of the "firsts" for a second time. How much sweeter those first smiles, laughs, rolls, crawls, and steps will be this time around! Praying God work through all the doctors and therapists and blows them away with what HE does in Ali.
Love to all,
The Scotts

Unknown said...

You all continue to be in my prayers daily. I pray for her little bones to heal quickly and for great improvements through the physical therapy.


Sam & Lisa Skielnik said...

Lord Jesus,

Thank you so much for what You're doing.

In Your precious name,


Anonymous said...

Dear Jesus, please knit those broken bones together, as only you know how to do. Please make the connections seamless! Thank you so much for all you've already accomplished with Ali.