Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Thursday, April 16, 2009

He Walks!


The big news today is that Eric got out of his room and walked in the hall with PT! Both in the morning and afternoon. He was off the ventilator on a trach mask for about an hour and a half each time. The whole hospital seems to be abuzz about Eric's progress. He's always been an overachiever, and it's paying off now.
Trivia question . . . how many fish tanks are in Texas Children's Hospital? Surely someone must know. I'm going to guess about one hundred.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

WHAT A JOYFUL PHOTO--YOU GO, ERIC!! Blessings, Willa

Vicki Loucks said...

How exciting - what a great photo! We're still praying for a full recovery!
Blessings,
Vicki

Anonymous said...

We've never met, but I have been praying with your family all along. Seeing Eric walking gives new meaning to the phrase "God is Good". What a special day this is!
Eric, you are a miracle and we give thanks to God for your wonderful fortitude. Bless you all.

Aunt Lisa said...

Angie, thank you for these photos. It's so good to see Eric making these accomplishments. Eric, you're doing so great!! Keep turning the heads of those TCH staff!! You're awesome! Love you! (and I'll say 74)

Anonymous said...

Way to go Eric!!! Keep up the good work. We enjoyed visiting with ya'll on Monday. We are praying for healing and strength for each step along the way! Take care
The Bullards

leafmonster said...

Keep on walking, don't let the mountains stop you
Keep on walking, though the valley may be deep
Keep on walking, know that God is with you
He only makes a promise He will keep
... by david bailey

It's so wonderful to see the photo of Eric walking. And what a great photo of fish! I've tried to take photos of our fish, but they always pout and turn away.
- Carolyn

Anonymous said...

What a red letter day!! It is so good to see that Eric is improving to the extent that he can venture out into new territory. As exhausting as it may have been, he must be elated. What a strong will and faith in God. Thanks for the photos. Now we just need to get a little meat on those bones. I hope tomorrow is even better.
Indeed, God is good.
Love, bev

Anonymous said...

Good work Eric ... keep it up!!!

Shannon said...

What great photos! Wonderful to see Eric walking.
The fish look neat too.

Great news. Thanks for the update.

Anonymous said...

Such great progress! I know things are just going to continue to improve. Keep up the good work Eric, Angie and Bob.
Cousin Carol

Anonymous said...

PRAISE GOD PRAISE GOD. WHAT A WONDERFUL SIGHT.MADE MY DAY AND BROUGHT TEARS TO MY EYE.
JOAN

Mindy Blanchard said...

way to go eric!! woohoo!!!

Anonymous said...

Praises again to our Lord. What a beautiful picture, brought tears to my eyes! God is so good and I pray that TCH is turned upside down by Eric and your family and it's display of faith in our great God. He has you there for a reason. Keep up the good work Eric!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Lord, for this miracle! If God be for me, who can be against me. Way to go, Eric! Eric is definitely an achiever--one of the best students I have ever taught, and since I teach the best, that makes him the best of the best! What a blessing to see him up and around. He continues to be in my prayers and the prayers of my husband and church. Keep on keeping on, Eric!
Dee Dee Breaux

Mrs. Stretch said...

Looking great! So good to see you up and moving! Keep up the hard work, it's paying off.

Anonymous said...

We got the good news at the Men's Breakfast at the Church this morning. We prayed for you to join us soon. Great news!J. Hood

Anonymous said...

Eric is so thin, but he looks so joyful just to be walking down a hallway. He is truly a miraculous young man. We all at Hiland continue to pray and to look forward to seeing him walk down the aisle of the church again laughing with Andrew & Matt the next time you visit Pittsburgh.