As I read this update from Terri, I envisioned a wound healing and getting to that itchy stage where you just want to itch and peel off that scab but know you just have to be patient and let the wound finish healing. The news Terri has to share today is exciting at so many levels! Time to rejoice!
Posted at approximately 10 pm PT
Kiersten and I just returned from the hospital. We said goodnight to Sean. Vince will stay with him until 2 and I will return at 6 as is our routine. Sean’s day started out really good and then he had a rough afternoon. It was the usual stuff, a fever and his ICP. Not horrible but a little rough. When we left he seemed to be starting to trend back in the right direction. He is in a lighter sedation as I said earlier and today whenever we talked to him he kept trying to blink and sometimes it looked like he was struggling to open his eyes. We explained to him a few times that he was in an accident and that he is safe but he needs to rest to get a little better before he can wake up. We told him to relax and not fight the sedation. This is exciting because it is signs of good brain activity, but it is hard because he wants to wake up and we miss him so bad we want him to wake up also. Kiersten and I were talking about it and we realized that it has been quite a few days since we last had a melt down so maybe we are overdue. We just miss him. For those of you who don’t know him, he has the best smile and he is so funny. He makes us laugh all the time. He is also intelligent and a good conversationalist. He is just such an important part of our family. Did I say we miss him? I know in my heart that God is healing Sean. It is so evident. It is amazing how many people care about him and are praying for him, not only outside the hospital but in the ICU. His nurses have become very fond of him and I can’t prove it but I suspect that there is a little competition to see who gets to take care of him each shift. Several nurses are praying for him which is such a comfort to us to know that not only are these highly skilled professionals caring for our son but they get who is really in charge.
Thank you beautiful people in and outside of the hospital for loving our Sean. Thank you for your prayers and support.
Terri, Vince, Sean & Kiersten
Kyle and Kayla are in Redding for a few days taking care of their mama who had carpel tunnel surgery on both wrists today. Please pray for speedy healing for Kim. (She’s not very patient )