Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Hello Dear Friends,

On this gray and snowy day, we are so pleased to share the great news that Bryn Mawr Rehab has extended Josh's stay there! This is with or without our insurance company's participation...

The decision was made because of both Josh's positive progress and the ongoing medical issues around his tone and a few other mild problems that still warrant in-treatment monitoring.

His therapists are pleased with his progress in all areas, wakefulness, alertness, and attention, sound-making in response to questions or conversationally. He is working hard to rally his coordination on his left side to accomplish tasks for himself and to follow the commands his therapists are giving him.

Mike was able to observe and participate in Josh's therapy on Tuesday. This gave him a chance to hear all the positive feedback from both the therapists and nurses.

Josh's frustration continues to drive him to make more noise in hopes of communicating his needs or to work more doggedly at alerting us to his discomfort. Josh's wonderful array of nurses continue to be a source of hope and reassurance.
They are always enthusiastic and encouraging to Josh and to us, his family.

As always, thank you for reading this and for all the positive energy and prayers we feel sent to us everyday. We are strengthened knowing you are sharing our happiness today.

The Bonjos


  1. Such great news for all. Prayers as always will continue for Josh and the family. Bryn Mawr is the greatest place on the East Coast for healing. Keep up the good work Josh, we know you can do it. Love to all, Judy&Kimmy

    We are thinking of all of you everyday and reading the blog. It is so Great to hear good news. We will keep praying for Josh and all of you to stay strong!! Love ya, Pam, Ron and Stephanie

  3. Everyone at Reading Area Community College sends their love and well wishes for a full recovery and we can't wait to see Josh again!

  4. We are so glad to hear the good news! We continue to pray daily for Josh, the medical staff and you & Mike. All our love & well wishes - The Hunters

  5. Good news travels fast! Pam just called me with the latest ('cause I checked earlier today before you posted) and so did Dani! We have been praying that Josh...who can so desperately benefit from therapies... would not be turned away. Prayers are definitely being heard!!!! Love you all...Michele

  6. That is FANTASTIC news! So glad to hear it!

  7. I am so glad to hear that Josh will be able to stay and continue his therapies at Bryn Mawr. That must be such a relief to you all.
    Today I was thinking of Josh as a little boy so excited to share whatever it was during morning meeting, trying to get the other kids to understand his enthusiasm. I feel that that same focus and intensity that he had then will serve him well in the coming months. Please tell him that I think of him daily, and that I know he still has wonderful things to do in this life, he just needs to get on the other side of this trauma, and he will.
    with much love to you all, Sue

  8. Great news. We're happy to hear of Josh's progress, and we continue to hold your family in love and light. Blessings.

  9. This is such great news to hear- our thoughts are with you all and especially all the great doctors, nurses and therapists there.
    Susan, John and Toshi

  10. "like" (same for me) what Sue Compton says above. this is wonderful news. thinking of Josh & his fam many times a day. knowing hoping for the days when all the rehab work will begin to get easier.