Friday, January 21, 2011

Friday January 21st, 2011

Josh had a great day yesterday! His accomplishments
in therapy included:

:Kicking a ball in PT with each foot

:Touching his nose on command

:Opening his mouth and biting a Popsicle on command

:Grabbing a ball w/ his left hand that was originally placed in his right hand

All of this progress comes at a time when the insurance company
is requiring to see more dramatic improvement to continue
Josh's stay at Bryn Mawr. Way to go Josh!

I saw something different in Josh's eyes last night. He
really is coming up into a higher state of consciousness.
He has a long journey in front of him. But, I can see the change.

Josh's storming and muscle flexing or toning are still
getting in the way of some therapy. We are trying to reduce
stimulation and excitement in between therapy sessions
to attempt to have him maximize his time with the doctors.

Thank you for all the love, prayers and support.

The Bonjos


  1. I check this site periodically but the pictures won't load and Im not able to comment from work. I'm Josh's regular OT from PH. Thank you for posting this online, it's rewarding for me to see the progress he is making and continues to reassure me that I've chosen the right profession and that every session really matters. I think about him often and will always remember the first purposeful response Darling and I witnessed. (an amazing moment!!) I wish you all the best and I'll be checking back.

  2. Dear Mike and Darling,
    I've been reading the blog daily since Chris sent me the link to it. Josh is in my prayers daily. I will continue to watch his progress. I'm very happy to see how he's coming along.
    Much love to you all,

  3. I continue to hold josh in my prayers, and the rest of you as well. I imagine it must be so difficult to hang in there day after day. Please let me know if there is anything at all that I could do to ease things for you. In the meantime I try to hold the image of Josh, strong and steady as he makes his way back to the world he knows. Blessings to you all.

  4. what thrilling, fabulous news! great way to end the week reading this. that said - really stinks how insurance companies "work," doesn't it? let us know if we can write them letters (EN MASSE). in the end they are composed of people with beating hearts, after all.


    love, susan

  5. That's great, encouraging, fabulous, positive news. We are so glad to hear it and look forward to the next great, encouraging, fabulous, positive thing Josh does!

    Love to the Bonjos, from the Knapps :)

  6. GOOOOOOOOO Josh. This is great news and it will continue with all the prayers coming his way. Keep up the great work Josh. Love to all. Judy & Kimmy

  7. AWESOME. So happy to hear, I've been thinking about you folks all day today and hoping for dramatic proof for those that need it.

    Come on, Josh.

  8. Dear Mike & Darling - We read your updates every day & are so happy to hear the progress that Josh is making. We keep praying for him, his doctors and the both of you. All our love - the Hunters

  9. I am so happy to read this post each day, and am amazed at Josh's progress-today the news is really amazing!

    We will continue to send thoughts and prayers and good energy your way !
    Susan, John and Toshi

  10. Sending good thoughts your way. Keeping everyone informed of Josh's progress!

    Love, Rhonda

  11. Dear Darling, Mike, Josh, and Rose,

    What a wonderful thing to read! Love this picture of Josh. He looks full of life. I am keeping that image strong in my mind.

    Love to you all,

  12. Great news about Josh. We think of him everyday and pray for his recovery.

    Prayer for Healing
    Lord, look upon me with eyes of mercy, may your healing hand rest upon me, may your life giving powers flow into every cell of my body and into the depths of my soul, cleansing, purifying, restoring me to wholeness and strength for services in your Kingdom. Amen!
    Ed and Jacquie Passifione

  13. These are fantastic responses from Josh! It's amazing after so little time that he would come so far. Never doubt that all things are possible for those who are open to receive. It must feel like forever but it's really only a very short period of time for the amount of healing that must take place. I know of others who have suffered similar injuries who have experienced near complete recoveries. The spirit remains whole even when the body has been broken. In truth, we all suffer hurts that change us and we carryon as best as we can. Josh will certainly do the same. Be strong for Josh, and when you feel overwhelmed, let the love that others extend to you carry you. Blessings.

  14. Way to go JOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Keep up the good work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Hi Bonjo's - greetings from the not so sunny south today. I am glad to hear of Josh's continued improvements. The human body is amazing, especially at how it works to repair itself. Brent and I think about you daily and send you positive energy to help with Josh's recovery.