Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Today in therapy, my dad walked. No cane, no therapist, but ALL BY HIMSELF!! I keep telling him that next week he should start running. We'll see! He's improving so much!

He is also strengthening his muscles in his shoulder and upper part of his right arm a lot. He is able to move it slowly in a direction, with just a bit of help. (Today, the therapist even gave him an 'A' for improving so much!)

Thursday evening, Rose's and my choir, Partners in Praise, came to sing for my dad. There were about 20 girls who came, plus Rose and I. It was SO neat and wonderful to have them come down to Mayo, and sing several songs. We had a small crowd, with my dad sitting in the front row! It was a great little concert, and so much fun for the choir and my dad.

We found out last week that my dad was accepted at the RIC (the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago)! It is considered one of the best rehabilitation institutes in the country. We are going to head there to start therapy early September. We are very excited about this! It will be very rigorous work (6 hours a day), and he'll be working on all three areas of therapy; Occupational, physical, and speech. We've heard that they also have aqua therapy there, which I think will be very cool...!

"Jesus replied, 'I tell you the truth, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and it will be done. If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.'" -Matthew 21:21-22


  1. YEAH.......... Hathaway's!!!!!!!!!!!

    Ronae Rose

  2. Great news on the Chicago therapy! Megan, Darin and Rachel were wondering if Clara and Rose would be back in Monte to start school. They miss them! However, Megan will be gone by August 28th to college. If you get a chance, Janet, I'd love a call just to chat. 320-269-0942. We are always thinking of you all and praying for you all.

    Jan Stevens

  3. Congratulations! What great news! We are all pulling for the Hathaway family...you have all shown great grace in the face of some devastating news. All the best for continued improvement and eventual total recovery.

    Patty McPherson

  4. Dear Janet,
    What is the address at the hospital?
    I am so grateful for all the entries your family posts!!!
    I have put Geoff on several prayer chains, and I know God is doing an amazing healing in Geoff's body - We BELIEVE HIM for this!! "By His stripes we are healed!"
    If you have a moment, please call me and we can pray together over the phone. cell- 707 888 1732
    Love you and your whole family! Sally Briggs

  5. Hi Hathaways! Great to hear of your progress, faith, and courage. Lifting you in prayer. Tammy Hein

  6. Just checking in to see Geoff's progress and am very happy to see his progress over the summer. He has a wonderful family where the love shines through. Three Cheers for Geoff and his brilliant efforts through rehab. Looking forward to seeing Chicago's progress too. More prayers to you all. Love Sandra and Kevin