Day 81 (Weekly update)
As Kate is making progress, particularly with her walking, we are finding that the casual observer is less aware of the very real challenges she is still facing. Having no previous experiences with these sorts injuries I don't think I would have understood how difficult it still could be. Kate's physiotherapy is making progress, however we are still a long way away from reaching the abilities Kate had prior to the accident. I find myself amazed at how many abilities I have taken for granted, but that Kate will have to continue to work very hard at in hopes of regaining.
With each day Kate is making progress, however the reality of it is that she is still facing some very serious problems. Some of those are expected and reoccurring, but others have surprised us. We ask for prayers as we continue on this road. While this is taking longer than any of us would like, we are trying to focus on the positive. Those of you know who know Kate, and are aware of the size of her determination, would not be surprised by the hard work and positive attitude she is pouring into her recovery. We ask for continued prayers in this regard as even the largest steps forward can at times be overshadowed by the challenges ahead.
Today was a special day in that we were able to celebrate Kate's 26th birthday. We are very thankful for all of your prayers, and ask that they continue.
Paul on 06.16.08 @ 11:23 PM EST [link]