Friday, February 16, 2007

Waiting for the doc...

We don't have much new to post this morning. I was trying to wait to post until the doctor came in, but he has not been in yet. They dropped the vent machine from 10 to 6. This means that dad is doing a lot of the breathing on his own. They are trying to ween him off of the vent machine. I spent a little time with dad this morning and his eyes are wide open. I don't think he is "always" there....but will look as if he recognizes us for moments. We will take the moments! I told him that his strength was still good in his arm but that i could beat him in arm wrestling now....he disagreed. As i was holding his hand in the air, he pushed my hand down to the bed! Its still dad alright. He still telling me that he will win! I'm OK with that!

Thanks for the continued comments on this blog. We look forward everyday to the support we get from all of you. You all have been such a blessing to us! Thanks again for your friendship and your care. Mom or Jason will update you once the doctors come in.

One last thing, if you scroll down to the middle of all of the posts, you will find one that says "Notes for dad.." , if you haven't had a chance to write dad a note, and want to...this is a great chance to do so. As dad starts to come to more, we will begin to read these to him and hope to give him some encouragement. Thanks for taking the time to do this.


Anonymous said...

i am really happy you have seen some of "dad" as you know him. We will pray for his continued recovery. I know sometimes this journey has beat you down. In the end it will all be worth it.


Dottie Vanderford said...

Good morning Maleys - I know first hand what it is like to be in the hospital and waiting and waiting for answers as I was taken by EMS to the hosptial for chest pains on Friday. After a barrage of tests and still no answers I am home and waiting to take more tests on Monday. To have to wait and wait for Jim to come around is exhausting, but remember that God is in control whatever happens and he loves you through all the unanswered questions. God has lifted you up with his people to encourage and give you strength when you become so weary you think you cannot go on. I continue to pray for you and for Jim that God's perfect will is accomplished. I love you all!

Dottie Vanderford
Bonita Springs, FL

Anonymous said...

praise God for all the little milestones Jim has and will continue to make

Love in Christ

Mark Stier