Saturday, November 20, 2010
DAY 245 - 8 MONTHS
Karson had a very good week this week. The best week so far in following commands and talking. I hired a speech therapist to work with Karson twice a week and then she taught me to do things when she wasn't there. We are working to get him to be able to eat again through his mouth and then she is going to get him to talk better. He says words sometimes that we can't understand so she is going to teach him to make his words clearer. Karson has a urine infection so he is on an antibotic to clear that up. Karson also went up to the U of U to get his baclofen pump increased. He is up to 220 which is still a very low dosage but he is getting some relief from the baclofen so we know that it is assisting him in being able to move his body without being so painful. Dr. Elovic said that Karson has been awake for a long time. He just hasn't been able to make the connections in his brain to communicate and follow commands. We have him on the right medications now that are working for him and also his brain is healing itself day by day to make those connections. He is finally gaining weight which is an excellent sign. He still can't wait to be able to taste his first creamy. Karson turns 25 on the 30th of November. I am going to bring him home on his birthday for a few hours. If any of you would like to come and see him, call me 801-427-3869 and I will tell you the arrangements that we have made. He can't be away very long from the rehab because of his medication schedule and his tube feedings but we will have him here for a little while. I am grateful for all you this Thanksgiving season for your support, prayers and love. Our family has been truly blessed by YOU.