Thursday, December 11, 2008

We heard WORDS!

We are currently in the PICU with a very sleepy Matthew. He's not fully awake from the anesthesia. We have had some encouraging moments, though. He has opened his eyes several times, changed position's while he was sleeping, spit out his manual airway thing, squeezed the nurses fingers with his hands, and pushed against her hands with his feet. The best part, though, was just a moment ago when he said, "I need to go to the bathroom." We're pretty stoked!

This is a bit different than what we've come to expect from our previous two brain surgery experiences. Matt's been awake after every surgery - out of it, but awake. Last time, when I walked in and rubbed his arm and asked him how he was, he replied, "I feel like crud!" This time he is much more deeply asleep and less responsive. Hopefully that means he is comfortable and that the rest is helping his body recover.

I'll update in the morning, probably after his MRI.

6 comments:

K said...

I'll continue to pray for you guys! Thanks for the updates!

314159 said...

Hang in there...glad to hear that positive news.

Chellebelle said...

Oh my goodness that is some good news! We are praying like crazy for Matthew and your family!!! Thanks for keeping us updated!!!

Ker-Dog and the gang said...

I have been thinking of you and praying for Matthew today! Thanks for the updates. It sounds like it was a success!

mileshudson said...

Matt and your entire family continue to be in our prayers. Hoping that his recovery goes as smoothly as with his previous surgeries and that you get some great results back from the MRI. He is so lucky to have such a strong and loving family!!
Sarah

Jessie said...

Whew, that was suspenseful just for me. I can't imagine what it's like for you! Thanks so much for taking time to update all of us.