Friday, November 8, 2013

New Feelings

Jerry has had some new feelings since my last post, it seems that he is having a sensation of feeling the water when he takes a bath. Until now Jerry has had no feeling below the chest line at least where water is concerned, on his arms he can feel pressure but it diminishes the farther down the arm you go. Concerning water however Jerry has not felt it below the chest line since the neck injury, that is until about 10 days ago. When in the bath Jerry felt the water on his middle finger and within minutes the sensation went up to his wrist. The feeling is not like the warmth you and I would experience, his body is interpreting it differently, it's difficult for Jerry to put into words the feeling but he says it's kind of a feeling of coldness. A Few days later while in the bath Jerry experienced the same feeling in the left foot and ankle, it's interesting to note that these feelings began on the left side of his body. The left side of his body was the first to regain movement in the bicep and to regain a little strength. With each bath Jerry feels the sensation in a new part of his body, he now feels it on both sides of the body however in some areas the feeling is stronger. Today's bath Jerry felt the cold feeling on his butt, our hope is that the body is regaining the ability to feel below the level of injury and that eventually it will interpret these feelings accordingly, warm as warm and cold as cold. These are baby steps hopefully toward a much larger recovery, I'm thankful it's one step closer toward the goal.

Katie

7 comments:

Michelle Lee said...

Glad to hear of the incredible movements and have been tracking Jerry for a few years now. Go get em Jerry!!!

Deborah said...

Exciting news! Baby steps are steps indeed.
Love,
Deborah

Zack said...

Yeah Jerry!

Denise said...

Still praying for Jerry & Chris to walk again on this earth. Thanks for keeping us posted & praise God for any little movement it gives us hope.

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you both all week. Prayers, always.
Sharon Ferry

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing Katie! We're all here supporting you and Jerry & I know I appreciate when you write about the journey. What incredible progress! And incredible that Jerry has the motivation to give back to the world. I wanted to write that I still follow up with the blog, pray, and I'm not the only one. Youre a brave and strong woman and I hope you remember to take care of yourself too these days. :) Lots of love to you all! Go Jerry!

Robin Patrick said...

How exciting! I check in to see Jerry's progress and it made my heart happy to see this. You have both worked so hard and I'm glad there is return for the effort. God bless.