Day 59. I had another patient family ask me today how long we had been here. 9 weeks. I've been thinking back to when this all started. It is amazing to see Garren now, when we think about how he lay completely motionless for nearly 3 weeks. Then the long slow steps of progress until now. We look forward to many more steps, many more days of progress in the coming days and weeks.
The walls in the hospital room are bare. We've taken down all the cards in preparation for leaving. It looks strange, but it feels great.
Garren's cough is getting stronger everyday. His eye is getting stronger as well. It won't be long until he is able to close his left eye on his own. It looks great, the redness is gone. We patch it at night to keep it from drying out.
Garren smiles, and laughs. It's more of a chuckle - without noise - but you can tell he thinks something is funny. You can also tell when he gets upset or sad. It's great to see his personality coming out. I was joking around about Tigger (our cat) and his thought that was funny.
Today Garren started something else new. When we transfer him from the bed to the chair, or back to bed, we pretty much have to lift his entire body weight. Today he started helping. When we start to lift him, his feet are on the ground. He now straightens his legs and helps push himself up into a standing position. It is so amazing!
Many of you have asked me to keep the updates coming after we get home - and I will. You all are very important to us, and we want you to continue to be a part of our story.