Here are some of Garren's baby steps:
- He is coughing more - not a strong cough like you or I, but enough to begin clearing his lungs and throat - certainly more than a week ago.
- He is really trying hard to move his head. You can see him working to pull it to the side. It does move, ever so slightly.
- When you try to open Garren's eyelid, he pulls it shut. This is new within the last two days.
The doctor today said that Garren's response are not 'typical.' I said "That's our Garren." What she meant was this: normally you see reflexive responses early on in the rehab process. But Garren seems to be making movements that are not reflexive, but more intentional.
These movements are very small and labored. I am proud of Garren. He is working so hard, you can see it in his eyes.
Saturday is a light work day, and Sunday is rest day.
Nancy and I and the girls are all four going home tonight. This will be the first time we have all been together at home in four weeks. Tomorrow Nancy is going to be joining the team at The Closet for the prom dress event. I will be at church on Sunday.
I'm looking forward to a great weekend.