Sunday, March 16, 2008

3/16/08 Sunday 7:38 am

Will's doing well. He was on 100% o2 and now he's on 30% all in just an evening. He's really waiting for that swallow test so he can have stuff to drink (stuff meaning pepsi). He can't wait to get off his back so I will let you know. I will go and sleep for a while when Tom gets back up to hospital and then I will be back and update you all.
Hope you all enjoyed church and thanked God for your blessings. I think I thank Him every hour lately. We are blessed.


Karen Atwood said...

Yea, Will! By now there can't possibly be anyone left on the hospital staff that has any doubts about what you can do when you make up your mind! It's too bad that Easter is so soon this year. If it had been in April after the baby was born, etc., Billie, Christi, and I could have all come up for our Easter Egg hunt in the hospital--or would that take a little more convincing than the hospital staff down there would go for! I know we haven't done it for a few years, but we could, I'm sure, still leave an egg or to for them to remember us all by! So glad you're doing better, Will. Tom and Terri, my prayers are with you as well. As everyone said--you're amazing.

Dave & Jane said...

Great job Willie! We knew you'd get that darn vent out. We have tried several times to leave comments on your blog but haven't seen them on your site ~ have no idea where they're being sent. So here goes one more try.

Please take one day at a time and try to remember you have so many of us thinking and praying for you. You're the most incredible person we know...and that also goes to your Mom and Dad!!

Gary Krumm said...

Will gets vent out and BSU makes big dance all in one shot.
Burton has his March Madness pool going on. Will picks the winners; you type them in Terri. I bet Will would like that!
Great to hear of the progress.
More later on.
Memphis is the team to beat!
God Bless.
Coach Krumm

Carrie said...

Everyone knows that Will would feel better just in time for March Madness. Nothing would prevent him from really enjoying all of the great basketball that will be coming up soon. Well, whatever works, right Tom and Terri. Right now I just had a few minutes for a quick comment becuase Joe and Aaron (your new son-in-law) are out motorcycling, so I guess we should say a quick prayer for them also. I am so glad to hear thing are going better for you and I can't wait to read the next blog just to see how courageous and stong Will really is. Our thoughs and prayers are with you each day. Love you guys! Joe and Carrie Chizum

Susan said...

Great news to wake up to today. Yeah! Will!
Terri, There is one more site for NCAA to look at. It is!!!! How about those Broncos! It was a sqeaker but, HEY, it is a W, right?
Sorry Jen, but if BSU should draw Duke in the first game I will have to cheer for the Idaho Team.

Anonymous said...

Hope you are liking your new quarters Will. Always thinking about you and sharing your awesome story with great friends and family here. Of course they all think that you are amazing! I just tell them they don't know how awesome until they meet you. One of a kind for sure!!!
Continue on the up swing, it all gets better from here.
Lots of love and positive energy coming your way,
Jess and Family

Will, if you are hiding Easter Eggs we're there!

linda said...

yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaa,,,,the vent is gone,,,,,,,,,,,,,,and now for a pepsi,,,,,,,,it will come too,,,,,,,,,i can't wait to get to know you Will,,,,you are an amazing man,,,made of what men are made of and more,,,,,,,God sure does love you too,,,,,,and gives yuo miracle after miracle,,,,,,,,keep up the good work,,,,,,from aaron's mom,,,,linda

Dona Jones said...

Tom, Terri, and Will,
Will doesn't know me but we were blessed to run into his mom and dad in the U of U Intensive Care waiting area while we were there last week with my son and daughter-in-law's baby (my grandson) who was in the NeoNatal Intensive Care. What a coincidence it was because I knew your Dad about 40 years ago. We are home now with the new baby and he seems to be doing well. Although we have never had the pleasure of meeting you, we are logging onto the blog daily to check on your recovery progress. What a wonder boy you are. We wish you the very best and hope to meet you in person one day.
Best Regards
Dona Jones
P.S. What a coincidence that we are Dallas Cowboy fans also. We actually went to their playoff game against the Giants. Maybe we'll have to send a picture of the new baby in his Dallas jersey!

Judi and Buck said...

What good news! Your persistent nature will always be amazing to me. It is exciting that BSU made the cut! Another BSU team "show the big boys" opportunity. Have you gotten the listing yet? Looking forward to hearing your picks. God Bless you all and prayers for continued progress.

Love you guys,
Judi and Buck

Kabina said...

How do you go from where you are to where you want to be? I think you have to have an enthusiasm for life. You have to have a dream, a goal, and you have to be willing to work for it."
Jim Valvano, Basketball Coach

Yay Coach! You getting your vent out is such great news for all of us here in good old J-Town! You are so amazing and we love you and miss you so much! This is a little quote that a coach said and it makes me think of you, you have worked so hard throughout your entire life and you inspire many others around you. You are in our thoughts and prayers always!

Love always and forever Coach!
~*JLT Family*~

John Cobb said...

Hey Will,

You know what they always say . . . It's hard to keep a good man down. Well you have proven that in spades. I am proud of you and I have never known a more courageous person in my life. You are an inspiration. Keep on Keeping on. March madness is upon us. Love, Uncle John

Julie Z said...

Just wanted to say we are praying and thinking of all of you each and every day!

Will, you are amazing. Each and every day brings another blog from your Mom that makes us Smile and see how awesome you are and our God! :) You keep thinking those Positive thoughts and you will keep on soaring higher and higher. I read this the other day, "The mind is like a parachute, it works best when it is opened"! Will, keep on keep'n on! We love you, too, Tom and Terri!

Stephanie C. said...

Hello! I just want to remind all of you to wear a little bit of green tomorrow, or someone might pinch you. Happy St. Patrick's Day! It is great to hear about all of the good news. Our Spring break is finally here, so I know this is going to be an incredible week for all of us... especially you, Willie!!! You are a great guy... with a great family. You are a CHAMP!!! I would really like to put a smile on all of your faces, so I am going to tell you a super silly joke...

Why did God make only one Yogi Bear???

When he was making another one... he made a Boo Boo!!!

Ok... I never claimed to be a comedian, but I hope the joke did what it was intended for. On that note, I better run! Have a great day... Miss you!

Steph, Rory, Coltan, & Madi

Brenda n Lance said...

The sun is shining bright now that you are doing better. The only thing that can be better is the taste of a good Pepsi on your lips right now I am certain.

Keep up the good work with things. We are feverishly getting ready for Lance's Uncle Jim & Aunt Carol coming to visit on Tuesday. God Bless and you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Brenda and Lance. :)