Monday, April 18, 2011

manic monday workout....

First things first! 2 days until we are on WA soil again! Wednesday morning we are on a plane and headed home! We both cannot wait!! It has been a long time in coming!



This weekend was great! Saturday it was just hanging around the hospital and Ben had therapy in the afternoon. He had his regular PT so he got worked really good!
Sunday we hung out until about 4:30pm and then we were off to meet up with the fire fighters for dinner! We went to a steak house and it was such a fun time!! Ben was in heaven because he ordered a 18oz filet mignon and almost ate the WHOLE thing! Ben did really great and it was a fun time with our buddies and we will miss these guys!

{holy batman filet mignon!}

Today was back to full therapy, workout mode to work off that steak and chocolate mousse cake!! I guess they want to work Ben as hard as they can before they let him leave! They are working him over and Ben is LOVING it!

First Ben had PT. They did stretching, bike, walking with dowels and then stairs! Best part is that they took Ben outside to walk on all different surfaces...pavers, grass and mulch stuff!
Ben did great!







Ben got lunch after PT and a short break but they it was off to the treadmill. He didn't get much time in last week on it so I guess they wanted to make up for it today! Ben did awesome and gave it his all! They started him off slow but they sped it up quickly to a 4.0!!! Ben was practically running, or rather a fast jog! He was sweating buckets from his workout! Through it all he kept his head high and was controlling his breathing as well! When he was finished his legs were a bit wobbly but his vitals were good! He put away a whole water bottle and a thing of organic chocolate milk!







Ben had OT right after the treadmill and when he got to his therapist Ben was a hot, sweaty mess and not much energy! She ended up doing alot of stretching and arm workouts....just to even out the body a bit! Ben also was able to lay down and sit up all by himself! Amazing!

Praise Report...
not long ago I asked for y'all to pray for Ben as far as feeding himself! In the past 1.5 weeks something has clicked in him and he has been doing awesome!! As long as I can get the food close to him and organized he goes to town! There are still a few things that he has issues with and at times we make a lil mess but he has been doing AMAZING!! Thank you for your prayers!!

Please pray for us these next few days! They will be busy but I am praying that they will be peaceful! The Lord is going before us for sure!

Sayings from Ben...
I asked an elderly patient the other if I batted my eyes could i have his pie? he said maybe, maybe! Ben was wheeling away from the dinner table, looked him in the eyes and said to him, "you better not say another word...she is mine!"

I told Ben tonight that I was so proud to be his wife! Ben replied, "thank you, I will keep working hard, I won't fail you!"

14 comments:

A Southern Love said...

That is such wonderful progress! Still praying for you both! As an Auburn grad, I'm loving his National Championship shirt! War Eagle :)

Melody Cook said...

He sure does love him so steak! I'm so glad the two of you are having such a nice time before you leave for WA. I'm excited to come stay with you in our favorite state once you all get settled in. I love you and safe travels home! xoxo

Theresa said...

Wow, he really is doing great. I loved watched the walking video. He must have really enjoyed being outdoors for therapy. (((Safe travels home for you both)))

Anonymous said...

Katie! How happy I am for you both. It is such a blessing to see Ben work so hard. How sweet to see him protecting "his territory" so to speak. You both have a wonderous gift in each other. It will be so good to have you back in WA. I know your family is looking forward to having you, just as you are looking forward to them. I love you, Marion

karamurano said...

what a sweet husband you have! I will be praying for you both on this journey home.

zkgormley said...

He sure loves you that's for sure. I will be praying for safe travels. See you soon!

SavedthruLove said...

what a strong man you've got there! the Lord is going to do great things through the testimony of faith you and ben are displaying. keep in the WORD and PRAYING and God will reward your faithfulness and obedience. I am thankful to have such a great blog to read and to be encouraged to not give up.

♥cheche

Ashley said...

Sooo excited for you and this next stage in your lives!!! ;)

Cydnee said...

Just wanted to wish you very safe travels back to WA state! Tomorrow is the day--you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Welcome Back--it appears spring has arrived here. :)

~Cydnee

Lindsay said...

you are flying home today! so happy for yall! i hope you have a safe trip back and have fun getting settled!

Anonymous said...

Katie, I'm so excited for you and Ben to be coming home. Will be praying for you throughout the day. Ellen

KateWIU said...

Ben and Katie,

I am so glad that the two of you are finally able to return home! I pray that the Lord blesses you and helps make your path smooth as you get settled in and begin living under the same roof.... Yay!

- Katie S.

Joi said...

My goodness you are a fabulous wife! I'm new to your story, but I wish nothing but blessings to you and your husband. He's incredibly strong and I'm just so amazed at all that you two have been through. I wish him treble recovery this year, and I am in awe of the strength that you two possess. Best of luck to both of you!

-Joi

Warren Baldwin said...

Came here by way of Wife of a Wounded Solider (linked from there to the vote site and then here).

Our family and church prays for the military and their families. Will be adding you guys. God bless. Thanks for your service.

Warren
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