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Monumental change in Erik!!!

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Okay, it's monumental to me. Erik refused to walk up and down my driveway saying it was scary. Well for a while now he's been using the incline setting on the treadmill at Transitional Therapy and it paid off.
Saturday, Erik wanted to go to the neighbor across the street's garage sale , but I was already there with my DIL. Steven told his brother he was busy and couldn't/wouldn't accompany him as he was busy doing something for mom. I looked up from talking with Miss Jerry and who do I see walking across the street-unassisted.... Erik! Now going back down the neighbor's and my driveway he used his SIL's shoulder for support-she said he barely touched her most of the way. Yesterday was trash day and I brought down the recycle bin early in the day, but I was waiting for cooler to go get the trashcan as the trash is picked up later. I was fixing dinner and heard Erik go into the garage, he didn't come right back in like he does when he puts something in the recycle bin and I heard the garage door opening and closing so I wondered what he was up to. Well I went out when the dinner was at a "can be left" point and he said "I did it! Garbage can all the way down...very hard!" I was amazed, I figured he got the going up hill down, but I did not expect him to come down on his own-hauling a huge trashcan no less! This is amazing to me! Thank you God!
Thanks for listening friends.
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FYI new friends, Erik had a traumatic brain injury in a motorcycle accident four years ago. We were told he'd have a lot of progress the first year, maybe some the following year and it would taper off! This is why I'm blogging. Thanks Janet552 for pointing it out-Key Info!
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BROOKLYN_BORN 8/15/2014 6:49AM

    I'm trying to catch up on SP blogs and I'm so happy to come across this one this morning. Great news!

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MILLISMA 8/9/2014 10:57PM

    What a win for both you and Erik!!! I'm sure he must be proud of himself and as excited as you are. emoticon for Erik!!!!

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MARTYLYNN1 8/6/2014 5:36PM

    That is wonderful! Thanks for sharing this with us.
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LIVINGFREE19 8/5/2014 11:31PM

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That is wonderful, I hope he continues to make progress!

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NORASPAT 8/5/2014 7:50PM

    Ginie this is AWESOME news, tell ERIC he is amazing. Very well done from Pat in Maine.
My stepfather was injured under a steel beam when the crane line snapped and he was in hospital on a bed that was tuned every 6 hours. That was for 4 years. My mother met him in hospital and she befriended him and married him. He walked with an iron brace on one leg and years later he found a surgeon to help him walk again. How great it is when love and devotion can bring about such motivation to heal. I am so very proud of both of you. I hope the healing will continue, such a GREAT blog. Thanks for sharing. Pat in Maine.
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MORTICIAADDAMS 8/5/2014 10:30AM

    This is really wonderful news!! I'm so happy for Erik and you!! This should increase his confidence and make it easier on you too!! Fantastic!!

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GABY1948 8/5/2014 10:17AM

    Ginie! I am PRAISING the Lord with you! That IS monumental and to God goes all the Glory! Thank you so much for sharing this!

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SHOOPETTE 8/5/2014 9:57AM

    Amazing!!! so happy for you!

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BAKER1009 8/5/2014 9:21AM

    "Awesome sauce" as Preston would say! That is so wonderful! I know how much this means for both of you!!
Tell Erik to keep pushing! The sky is the limit!
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BUSYGRANNY5 8/5/2014 9:11AM

    Wonderful!! Your blog brought tears to my eyes! What a blesing!!!

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JANET552 8/5/2014 8:29AM

    That certainly is monumental and I am so happy for both Erik and you!! His success has got to make him feel like he is on top of the world. His success has got to make you feel like dancing. It is just awesome!!!! I remember the days, in my training, when we were told that closed head injury patients make progress for a year and then...not so much. People prove that wrong all the time and Erik just blew it out into space. Excellent news Ginie, I'm glad you blogged about it.

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PGHP31CK 8/5/2014 8:24AM

    Celebrating with you!!!! This is so huge on soooo many levels!! Yay, Erik!!!

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BUTTONPOPPER1 8/5/2014 8:20AM

    This is just very good news! You must have been so moved by seeing this new and wonderful development. You have worked so hard and been so patient. I hope Erik continues to get better and braver! Take care.

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TRYINGHARD54 8/5/2014 8:15AM

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