Life At Korthuis Manor

Life At Korthuis Manor
Captain Randy and his First Mate!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


People are so precious and ask me if Nathan is making progress. This is a hard one for me and I told Randy that I don't know how to answer that because nothing seems to have changed and it's going to be SLOW progress. He still can't handle the wheelchair for more than 1 1/2 hours at the longest, he still is in his bed most of the day...............I know he's healing inside, which is HUGE, but progress??

My precious husband reminded me of the most significant progress we've had - Nathan has cut his pain meds back by almost half from when we came home and he is having less anxiety and we are starting to see more of normal Nathan - laughing, humor, teasing, grateful.............the things I've missed most! With encouragement from Uncle Steve, Dr. Caldwell, and us, Nathan has chosen to really work hard at getting off these meds!! Praise the Lord!

The two biggest things I would ask you to pray about right now, are his knee and his pinky finger on his right hand. The knee is only bending about 30% and it really creates pain in his femur! Pray for wisdom for physical therapy and that his knee will loosen up and start bending - this is HUGE. On the pinky finger, the top half is bent down and Nathan can't bend it up, again- for wisdom for Uncle Steve and that this would start working.

Last night Nathan had a couple friends come by and hang out and I heard him laughing like I haven't since before the accident. Salve to a mother's heart!!

For me - I was thinking the thing I miss most is when Nathan (tall boy that he is) would come up and put his arm around me and lean on me - oh how I miss that! I will so rejoice when he can do this again! He always gave me hugs and was very loving - can't wait!!!

Thank you for continuing to check on him - thank you for praying!!

A verse from my dear and faithful prayer warrior Susi -
"Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see." Heb 11:1


Anonymous said...

I wonder if there is a grieving that needs to take place now that you are home and not fighting for life.
You are an amazing woman- so in-touch with your feelings. I know you'll appreciate the small blessings, as you go.

Best wishes to you and thank you to Nathan for the fact that you are able share his experience with all of us (even strangers/neighbors)who are praying for strength and recovery.

Becky said...

What a blessing to have Uncle Steve! We'll continue to pray through your progress. So glad to see you've "resumed" some of your other regular blog hopping! :)