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Posted 2016-05-17T00:43:43Z

Now the Real Work Begins!

Today Mark started Physical Therapy (PT).  It's hard to believe that three weeks ago we weren't sure how this story was going to end. Mark's brother and I started down this road with Mark. We were quickly joined by our children & Mark's sister flew home from Florida.  The surgery & illness were brutal on Mark's body. We waited, hoping that Mark's kidneys would start to function again and they started working.  Then he developed an infection & the doctors couldn't figure out where it was.  They pumped him full of antibiotics and he pulled through that.  A little over a week ago he started rehab at the hospital - he could barely walk with a walker; he couldn't get in & out of bed without assistance and sitting in a chair for long periods of time was difficult.  Today he is zooming through the house with his walker, trying a couple steps at a time, talking less pain killers and he seems to have a little more energy.  He has his work cut out for him - he has PT homework.  They are working on strengthening his core starting with breathing exercises & some leg exercises.  This week he peddled the bike for 5 minutes & worked his arms for 3 minutes. Next week we know he will be further than this week and the week after that who knows?!  We just know that we will be grateful for the accomplishments - no matter how small.  Thank you so much for following his journey and for your prayers and good vibes!

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Comments (8)

  • Harold Stewart
    Harold Stewart

    All great news! I have been told many times, that the turtle wins the race. I cannot say that I have appreciated hearing this all the time, but it is always true. Slow n steady. Continued progress s little at a time. Love what you said, he will be farther along next week. Absulotely. See you Friday

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Bill & Jennifer Mykins
    Bill & Jennifer Mykins

    That's awesome, the power of prayer is amazing, great job Mark I hope your road to recovery gets faster and faster... Because Kim needs and deserves an amazing vacation... :-)

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Debby pember
    Debby pember

    Kim, thank you for your updates! So happy that Mark is getting stronger every day! Keep up the great work, Mark!!!

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Lynne Gelber
    Lynne Gelber

    All the folks at the Saratoga Chamber Players send their warmest best wishes for continued progress and a full recovery

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Susan Waghorn
    Susan Waghorn

    Great to hear the good news!! I was at McGregor Saturday and Bob, the Pro, asked how you were doing said they were all thinking of you and wished you the best! Dave

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Mary Lee
    Mary Lee

    I am so very happy that Mark is getting some "steam" back! I am praying for his strength to recover, and I am saying my prayers before bedtime for his full recovery. I am wishing the very best for both of you! Prayers coming your way! Mary Lee

    4 years ago · Reply
  • David Mykins
    David Mykins

    Awesome news! We are so glad that Mark is at home and making such great progress.

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Lisa Shields
    Lisa Shields

    Love hearing about Mark's continued progress and determination!! Blessings to your entire family!

    4 years ago · Reply