It was back to our normal routine today. Mark didn't want to go to Walmart for a walk, but he went anyway. I only picked up a few things, but by the time you make the loop in Wally World, it can be pretty taxing. He kept asking me after every item if that was all. He went and sat on the front bench while I paid. After two days of doing nothing, it caught up with him really fast.
He also didn't want to do the occupational therapy tasks I had set out for him. But again....he did them anyway. Tomorrow we head back to Provo for more speech and occupational therapy. I hope he does well because that determines how often we need to go. Although, he may be more willing to work with them than me. Who knows.
We got to sit down together as a family tonight for dinner. As I looked around at the faces of those that I love the most, my cup runneth over.
Mark: "Stay in here and take care of me."
Scarlet: "Hey...I've been by your side every minute of every day for the last 32 days."
Mark: "Did you think I wasn't going to make it?"
Scarlet: "Yes. The doctor said you might not."
Mark: "What exactly did he say?"
Scarlet: "He said, 'It's not very probable that he's going to survive.'"
Mark: "Wow...I bet that was hard."
Scarlet: Crying, "Yes...it was very hard."
Mark: With a smirk on his face, "I guess it's a good thing it turned out okay."
The head neuro/psych doc spoke with us before we checked out of the hospital and told us about a police officer in Lehi that got shot in the head. The bullet went in above his left eye and out the back of his head on the left side. So, basically the same areas as Mark. The doctor said that when he left the hospital he wasn't as far along mentally as Mark is now. He couldn't speak, read or even do some tasks for himself (shave, brush teeth, etc.). That was two years ago. The officer is now pursuing his MBA. Absolutely unvelievable and such a testament to me of what is possible. I can't wait to be looking back on all of this two years from now and be able to see how far Mark has come. How far our FAMILY has come.