Sunday, February 17, 2008
Good Update :-)
Hooray for Charlie. Today has been w/o doubt Charlie’s best day at Primary Children’s. He has been so good. Slept mostly, but even when he has been awake he hasn’t gone crazy. He might cry and grunt or posture a little but nothing like days past. The coolest thing is that when he is awake he seems to be much more alert and even opens his other eye for a change and his vitals stay steady and don’t go through the roof. We are starting to see other small steps also. He’s not as stiff or spastic as before but whether that is him improving or the drug levels being appropriate we don’t know but right now I don’t think we care we’re just happy w/ the result. Every day here in the hospital the Doctors and RN’s review Charlie’s neurological condition and one of the things that they do is the old shine a light in the eyes trick to check his pupils and normally this phases Charlie zero but tonight he actually flinched and squinted his eyes shut. He didn’t like it. It wasn’t a big thing but it was a change in response. We’re hopeful that these little improvements will continue. None of us are expecting Charlie to just wake up and be fine but we are praying that his little thinker will keep on repairing/rewiring itself. This is a long road ahead of us and tomorrow may be completely lousy but if we’ve learned anything up to this point it’s that sometimes you have to take a few steps back before you can take one ahead. Charlie has an old Norwegian proverb that is in his room back home and thanks to my sis and an old High School friend they made a similar sign for his hospital room; “A hero is someone who holds on just a minute longer.” Charlie is my hero.