John is doing better than the doctors ever thought he would do. This picture is from day before yesterday. John is being taught how to sit up by himself using his arms. It is still really hard for him to do, but look, here he is doing it!! You can tell he is concentrating really hard.
I went again today to see him and he was so happy I was there. He made me sit by him while he was getting therapy. I never got to see him on National Pirate day yesterday, so I told him a pirate joke and made him go grrrr. He laughed. One bad thing I found out day before yesterday was that John will not be coming home in 4 weeks. He will be going to another Rehab closer to home for 6 months minimum. The doctors say he has so much to re-learn that he won't be able to do that at home. But, one good thing comes out of this, I will be able to drive to see him, because it is closer to home. We didn't know coming home meant going to a rehab closer to home. John was really sad , as was I , but we talked for a long time and he realizes it will be better to learn how to take care of himself before he comes home. I am asking that everyone keep praying for John not to get discouraged. Knowing him he will work hard and get out early. Love to all who have prayed and sent cards. love nita
Sweet Bethany from http://lovefrommystudio.typepad.com/love_from_my_studio
sent me an e-mail last night that really has touched my life. Her 10 year old son prays for John every night. That means more to me than all the money in the world. I told John about it today. Bethany, John told me to tell your son that he believes that his prayers have helped him heal faster .
I have had e-mails asking for John's address at the Rehab. I am sorry I should have kept it posted on the front page, from now on I will . So for anyone who wants to send John a card here it is:
c/o John Zimmerman
6420 Clayton Road
St. Louis, Mo.