Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Therapy a full time job

We arrived home on Thursday February 26th and started therapy at Neuroworx the next Monday. We go to Neuroworx M,W, F in Draper. Neuroworx is an amazing spinal cord rehab and therapy facility. The people are incredibly knowledgable, upbeat, encouraging, and super fun to work with. We are enjoying every minute there. Josh has participated in so many sessions including, hydroworx pool, lite gait machine, FES bike, Nustep, to name a few. It is so fun to go there and work with the wonderful staff there. You might want to check out there website www.neuroworx.org.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays we are so privileged to be seeing Steve Spencer who is a famous P.T. here in Ogden. It is so great to be able to go to his office right here in Eden! The hours spent with Steve, Ann, & Steff are treasured each week. We love you guys and are so grateful to be able to come there. We have been blessed also to go to one of our dear friends pools, the Wheelers. We swim with Steve on Thursday evenings, and try to get over during the week another day if we are not too tired.
Joshua is seeing a lot of quad return in both his right and left legs. He has been working on a total gym machine at Steve's and we see marked improvement each week. Remember when you are dealing with spinal cord injury it is slow return, but the great blessing is we continue to see change in Josh's muscles.
Coming home has definately brought a new bag of challenges to our family. With challenges comes also many blessings. We have the greatest families on earth, and also the greatest friends. Please continue to come and see us, and please keep praying for us. We feel of your strength and are seeing great blessings because of all of your faithfulness.
We will continue to update the blog and your emails.
Much love and gratitude,
The Packs

Arriving Home

We were met clear from Mountain Green with signs (provided by Dr. Smith, you silly guy) and the signs continued and continued and continued clear down our driveway. All of our families were there, which was so great! Of course with pizza, drinks, and brownies. We could have never made it without all of our families help. Our sisters have cleaned and cleaned, the guys have built and built, and they continue to help and bless our lives each day. We would never make it through this journey without them, families really are forever!
Welcome to Utah!

Welcome to Eden!

Incredible friends!

Oh Yeah Josh is home, thumbs up!!!

Family, Pizza, and ahhhhhh our couch!

Luke seems excited!

Leaving Denver

The only hard thing about leaving Denver was the great friends we have made there.

We love all of you guys!

Hmmm is the Canoe really coming??

"Wyoming never looked so good"!

The suburban was packed from floor to ceiling-amazing what you collect in 6 months!

Are you staying awake, Cord?

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Oh so sorry we are slow an updates

Oh my I hope that we have not created any enemies! Please accept our apologies for not updating. Yes, we did come home and it has been crazy! First of all our home was not ready. So we imposed on the lovely Radmall family to house us for the first week. Then we have been trying to get settled in our own home, go to therapy 5 days a week, return to all soccer and basketball schedules, fix dinner, etc etc. Need we say more. Please forgive us and know that pictures will come in a few days and a full report on Josh. Just to a quick report on Josh though. He is doing great and seeing wonderful improvements in so many muscles. We are thrilled with Neuroworx and Steve Spencer. We could not ask for better therapy!
We also think that everyone thinks that we are so bombarded with people that you are not coming to visit Josh. Well everyone thinks that so not many are coming. We would love to have the chance to give you a big hug and thank you personally for all of your prayers and love. Please continue to pray for us because we are being blessed. We love all of you and I promise this weekend, pictures!!