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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Journey of a 1000 Miles Begins With Just One Step

Or 5 or 6, as the case may be. You guessed it.....Mark walked today. With the help of his physical therapists, Mark walked forward 5 steps, then backwards 5 steps. Twice. Then this afternoon, he did it again, and I got it on video. They're weak, slow steps, but steps, none the less. The trauma docs, ICU nurses and the neurosurgeon are baffled by his progress. Prayer can move mountains.....and today it moved my Mark. Thank you , thank you, thank you.

He didn't communicate a lot today, though. But that's okay. HE WALKED!!!!

When the speech therapist came in this morning, Mark looked at him and said, "Hi. How are you?" What little talking he did to me, I couldn't understand. Then they moved him to the IMC (intermediate care unit) and when the new nurse came in he said, "Hi. How are you?" When my brother Quenten came to visit this evening he said, "Hi, Quenten." They had a bit of a conversation, some understandable, some not. Q said that Mark wanted his restraints off and he said, "I want to go home."

Did you catch that they moved him out of ICU? Woohoo! We're on our way, Baby!


  1. That is AMAZING! I'm so happy that he is making such amazing progress! Faith really does move mountains and heal our bodies! Keep it up Mark and you will soon be going home!

    Congrats on the move out of ICU!

    Luv ya!


  2. So glad to read about the improvements on your husband. He continues to be in our prayers. Good luck to you and your family.
    (Jana's mom)

  3. Moving out of ICU demands some fantastic, maybe no entirely appropriate, "housewarming" gifts for the new digs! I'm gonna put the imagination to work on fulfilling this dutiful task! Yeah Baby!!!! Go Miracle Mark! Walking is fabulicious! KEEP ON TRUCKIN'!!!

  4. Oh, Scarlet!!! I am sooooo happy for you, and Mark!! What a miracle! Way to go Mark!!! Keep up the good work and we will keep praying for you! Love, Travis and Carrie