Good news, as it goes

I have not seen it yet, but the staff and my family are reporting that my father is opening his eyes now and again. This appears to be a reflex, but the progressively higher reflexes being shown are hopeful signs. (On Saturday my dad reacted to sensation by posturing, yesterday he began reacting in specific ways, by withdrawing a foot from tickling and so forth, and now the eyelid control.) So the neurologist tells us.

I hope & pray that “recovery” will actually be part of the long-term recovery process we hear about. My dad loves reading, especially history and biographies. Even if he is ill, if he can read, understand, and remember, he will be happy. But I know that even if his body is healthy, if reading is stolen from him he won’t be happy. I hope & pray so much that he will be happy and healthy.

I hope & pray so much that he will live.

My dad is still in critical care, and the hospital has a little waiting room just for his family and friends. I am there now, typing this. I thank you all for your prayers and thoughts.

Keep them coming!