Everyone keeps gathering around me. They all look at me. Smiling. They tell me how good I’m doing. I hear words like “remarkable”, “miracle”, “amazing”. I know what the last one means so I’m guessing the other two are good too.
My doctor, Dr. H just keeps talking about how surprised he is. He smiles really big and his voice gets a little louder. He said he was certain I was going to have paralysis… that he put it in his official notes, that he can’t believe his eyes when he asks me to squeeze his hand or move my legs. Since I don’t know what paralysis is, nor why someone is so excited that I move my legs, I generally ignore him.
I overheard some nurses talking about how long it takes for other kids to re-learn eating or re-learn how to just move their leg up or down. I think they’re talking about other kids like me who get a similar owie fixed in their heads. My Mom and Dad also seem proud of me. I’ve heard them laughing and playfully bantering, so whatever I did, it must be okay.
The nurses are great here. They’re taking amazing care of me and helping Mom and Dad with stuff too. I’m in my second room. The first room was called the PICU (pediatric ICU). I was only there for a day when they moved me to my second room… the one I’m in now. I do hear nurses saying that it was expected I would be in the first room for much, much longer. I like this one better. BUT, I’m supposed to move to one final room later today. Same floor, but I guess they’re particular about who is in certain rooms. Seems silly to me.
I have said a few words, but was talking more yesterday than I am today. I’ve only found my voice for 4 words today. It just takes too much energy and I’m so very tired!
I’ve had a visit with some of my family and close friends, and some of Dad’s friends made their way in to see me. I’ve gotten a couple of fun presents and was happy to be able to get on the iPad again. All of the activity and visits wear me out though ; even sitting up is extremely difficult and makes me sick before it finally wears me out… so I’m hoping to get some rest.
Thank you to everyone for your prayers. I’m certain that ALL of your prayers have helped me make such good and fast improvements and I hope you’ll keep praying for me. I still have a very long road ahead …