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  1. Is the Magazine available in stores yet??
  2. He is going to Brook Hill,,,, That's what I hear anyways.
  3. 2.10.23 COOPER UPDATE!#22 We are coming home, hallelujah our #22 is coming home!!! This has been a whirlwind of a week. After meeting with Dr. Azariah, Cooper’s rehab doctor, it was confirmed Wednesday, February 15th would be the BIG day. Even though we have been talking about this and planning for it for months, there is still so much to be done. I have been learning how to give Cooper his meds through is peg tube, learning how to use the feeding pump, and daily care. Terry has been transferring him from the bed to chair, ect… We have tried to be as much hands on as we could knowing this day would come. We have been ordering supplies, setting up doctor visits and home therapy sessions for a couple of weeks… it adds up!! But we are super excited!! Getting him home and getting the house ready for him as been a process. Our builder, Kory Moon, and his crew are taking care of Cooper’s bathroom renovation and from what I understand, anonymous donors for the supply and materials. We have decided to rent a medical van to transport Coop in for now because it is the safest way for him. He is so tall and long he doesn’t fit in my car. We think he has grown 2” since we have been here. Ty, Jenny and many others have been taking care of the other details you don’t think about. We are so grateful for everyone!! Next steps for Cooper: Dr. Azariah shared with us the lumbar puncture trial was positive and recommended placing the shunt. He has normal pressure hydrocephalus. This was based on several responses we saw in Cooper during PT. He took 4-5 big/full steps on his first lap in the gym, he used his own weight and strength to help stand up from his chair, and he was looking all around the gym. This was all new. The next day we recreated the same scenario. Same time, same place, same activities and nothing. Since then, we have spoken with Dr. Crutchfield who has been following Cooper’s progress every step of the way after leaving Tyler. He shared with us that Cooper’s latest CT scans looked good and can see positive changes since September. His ventricles are somewhat enlarged but nothing dangerous or alarming. With this information we have decided we would stay home and schedule an appointment with Dr. Crutchfield in a few weeks. This gives Cooper time at home, in his own environment with family and friends to see what he can do on his own without placing the shunt. We will reevaluate and make the final decision then. Specific prayers: Thank God for all of the wonderful people He his had placed in our lives, along with all of the constant and faithful prayers. Cooper’s trip home is safe and uneventful. Cooper will recognize his home, his family and friends, his dogs, his room and trigger something that will make him more aware and alert. God’s will… if there is another brain surgery in the future or not. This is such a big decision and we want to make the right one. Luke12: 6 “What is the price of five sparrows—two copper coins? Yet God does not forget a single one of them. 7 And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows. Love, The Reid’s
  4. 2.08.23 Cooper Update: I wanted to hop on and give you all a quick update on our boy. Cooper has made great progress over last few weeks. He is still feeling better over all. The Remicade infusions have helped tremendously. He does still experience stomach pain at times, but thankfully it is controlled. Cooper has been taking in some (soft) foods by mouth. He has been chewing and swallowing and tolerating this well. He does still have peg tube feedings, but we are glad he is able to chew, swallow and enjoy some soft foods by mouth. Cooper has gained 9 pounds! He is finally getting adequate nutrition and regaining some strength. As always, Cooper is working hard during therapy. He is initiating some of the exercises and movements sooner than he has in the past. This is exciting to see. When asked question's, Cooper is now answering by nodding his head "yes" or shaking his head "no". Cooper has started using his voice to make noises and trying to communicate with us. He has not found his words yet, but this is one step closer to him talking to us. Thank you all for your faithfulness and continued prayers. They mean so much to us and we are forever grateful. We have been encouraged and wanted to pass this on to you all. Cooper is knocking down barriers and we are so proud of him. As said before, this is a marathon friends... With all of our prayers and Cooper's perseverance, He will finish this race! “ In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.” Proverbs 16:9
  5. Prayer Rally tomorrow (2.1.23) for Cooper and the lumbar puncture trial Please Pray for: Coopers medical team Safe trial Cooper to become more alert Cooper to perform like never before during therapy Cooper to be able to track with his eyes Cooper to find his words Strength, faith, peace and perseverance for Cooper and his parents Tomorrow, claim your time, set your alarms and pray for Cooper and this trial! love and thanks to you all for your steadfast prayers! Trial is at 10 am… pray tomorrow and days ahead for a successful trial. 5:00am 5:30am 6:00am 6:30am 7:00am 7:30am 8:00am 8:30am 9:00 am 9:30 am 10:00am 10:30am 11:00am 11:30am 12:00 pm 12:30 pm 1:00 pm 1:30 pm 2:00 pm 2:30 pm 3:00 pm 3:30 pm 4:00 pm 4:30 pm 5:00 pm 5:30 pm 6:00 pm 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 7:30 pm 8:00 pm 8:30 pm 9:00 pm 9:30 pm 10:00pm Hit your knees, raise your hands and claim Cooper’s health and Gods Victory! Breakthrough will come in the name of Jesus #22 #PrayingForCooper
  6. Big day tomorrow! Wednesday 1045. Lumbar puncture  procedure. I am asking all of Coop’s prayer warriors to send up a prayer for the success of this procedure. Asking y’all to continue to MOVE THOSE STONES THOUGH PRAYER. Our family believes and grateful. 
  7. 1.25.23 Please Pray Specifically today for Cooper’s Remicade infusion. Pray that this is successful and that he gets relief from his stomach pain. Pray that his transition to the hospital and back to TIRR (after infusion) is smoothe and a easy transition for him. Thank you all! 14 May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. (‭‭‭Psalms‬ ‭19‬‬:‭14‬ ‭NIV‬‬)
  8. Cooper is having a good week. He is working hard during his therapy sessions Keep praying friends! Lord, look upon Cooper with eyes of mercy. May Your healing hand rest upon him, may Your life-giving powers flow into every cell of his body and into the depths of his soul, cleansing, purifying, restoring him to wholeness and strength for service in Your Kingdom. Amen. Jeremiah 33:6 - Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security.
  9. Cooper is having a good week. He is working hard during his therapy sessions Keep praying friends! Lord, look upon Cooper with eyes of mercy. May Your healing hand rest upon him, may Your life-giving powers flow into every cell of his body and into the depths of his soul, cleansing, purifying, restoring him to wholeness and strength for service in Your Kingdom. Amen. Jeremiah 33:6 - Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security.
  10. Cooper Update from his parents! 1/9/23 In the past 4 months, Cooper has been a survivor, fighter and an overcomer. His bravery and hard work encourages us each day. He is already checking off goals we set for him when we first arrived here at TIRR and I know there will be more of that to come. 2023 is off to a good start. He is sleeping well at night and staying awake during the day. He is still in need of full support by his therapist and nursing staff, but he is feeling much better and able to participate in his therapy sessions to the best of his ability at this time. He has been on the stimulation bike to build strength in his arms and legs, the total gym for leg squats and relearning the process of walking again on the vector machine. He is getting stronger in his upper torso, neck/ head and learning how control his arm and leg movements. (We are seeing this on his right side). He is able to put pressure on his ankles and feet for a long period time and learning new ways to communicate with us. He is quicker with his responses and very accurate. So… so much to be grateful for. There are angels working and moving in this place and we are truly blessed to be here. As always, we continue to ask for your prayers, not only for his recovery but for his overall health as well. We miss everyone so much and can’t wait to see you all soon!! Romans 10:36 For everything comes from Him and exists by his power and is intended for His glory. All glory to Him forever! Amen
  11. Yesterday was another good day for Cooper He had a morning speech therapy session where he answered questions (by moving his head) quickly and consistently. During his afternoon physical therapy session he worked his legs out on the “total gym“. He was able to do leg presses on commands from Libby (his physical therapist) with a very low weight. This is so encouraging to see God is faithful and Good! Thank you all for your faithful prayers Hebrews 10:23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful
  12. Cooper Update! Your prayers are working friends. Susanne shared she was almost scared to share this afraid of jinxing his progress.. KEEP PRAYING They are working and we need to stay diligent. This is from Susanne Cooper has had 2 really good days back at TIRR. He looks so much better and you can tell he is feeling better. Everyone was so glad to see him back. They have all told me how much better he looks. Poor kid was so sick. One of his therapists said, ”I got my Cooper back” that was so encouraging to hear. He has been complaining about pain in his leg when we ask him what hurts. Today Libby his PT was doing an assessment on him and we discovered we think it’s his right hip. She is going to ask for an X-ray. This makes so much sense because when we turn him over on that side he moans and grimaces in pain. Praying it’s nothing too serious and something that can be easily fixed. Libby also thought at first we wouldn’t have to recast his right foot but she decided she wants to make it perfect and we are good with that so he will have a few more days in a cast. We were worried that all of her hard work and efforts over the past few months would be lost after 2 weeks in the hospital. Terry and I worked really hard keeping them in line so he won’t have another set back. Sounds like we did a pretty good job. This weekend and Monday will be slow due to another holiday but hopefully we will get to spend it at TIRR and not the hospital. We have heard he will get his 3rd Remicade infusion around the 14th and we should probably still be here for that. He is still at his baseline as far as his motor skills and his alertness but still praying that will come in time. I have been doing a lot of research and finding new ways that can possibly help Cooper once we leave for out patient rehab. We have decided CNS in Dallas is the best place for him. Our goal is to stay with him in Dallas during the week and be home on the weekends. We know once we get him home with family and friends he will continue to make progress. Please keep the prayers coming. They are working. We still have a long ways to go but I know we will get there. God is listening and interceding. Today I have hope and I wanted to share that hope with all of you!! God is good.. All of the time! All of the time… God is good! #pray4coop The Lord shall fight for you.. Ex 14:14
  13. Cooper Update! From Susanne : We are back at TIRR tonight after a 2 week stay at children’s memorial. Cooper was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease and has had 2 rounds of the Remicade infusion. He is doing much better. We still have challenges to figure out but we feel as though we are heading in the right direction. He is still not following commands or verbal at this time but we are praying to see progress now that we are able to treat this disease the best we can and focus on rehab. We are very thankful to be back and praying for a new start for Cooper. Terry and I are doing ok. The text messages, cards, phone calls, fb messages keeps our spirits up and encourages us each and everyday. We thank you all for the continued prayers for Coop and hope to see everyone soon Keep praying friends!!! Pray for Coopers progress, and that he can focus on rehab right now without stomach pain or issues.
  14. Gracious God, I call on you right now in a special way. It is through your power that Cooper was created. Every breath he takes, every morning he wakes, and every moment of every hour, Cooper lives under your power. I ask you now to touch him with that same power. For if you created him from nothing, you can certainly recreate him now. Fill him with the healing power of your spirit. Cast out anything that should not be in him. Mend all that is broken. Root out any unproductive cells. Restore any blocked pathways, heal his stomach, restore his neuro pathways, and rebuild any damaged areas. Remove all inflammation and cleanse any infection. Let the warmth of your healing love pass through Cooper’s body to make new any unhealthy areas so that his body will function the way you created it to function. Restore Cooper to full health in mind and body so that he may serve you the rest of his life. Cooper is yours Lord Heal him so that he may do your work here on earth all the days of his life
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