Good morning everyone. This is our official 100th blog post and Will is going strong as ever. We have had a pretty good resting day with some improvements. We started the day with a trial run with breathing with little help. They were checking to see if he was ready to go off the vent. Will was not as successful as he wanted to be, therefore, was a little (a lot) frustrated. He just seems more tired. So they decided not to even try to take the vent out yet. It takes a lot of work to breathe on your own after so long on the vent.But after 5 weeks in bed, he really wants to get going. As we all know Will, he fought hard all day and brought his numbers up. He's looking better and he's gotten more rest tonight. So we will see today if it's possible. For some reason, Will takes it personally if he doesn't pass. Thank goodness he's still on the good amnesia medicine. They had to put that back on when he started to have more pain. His kidneys are working a little better also.
Our good friend and now relative, Kim White, came up and surprised us. She has stayed all the time in the hospital with Will. She's our comic relief. Also, Will thinks she gives the best neck rub of all time. He was telling her how much his chest was hurting and she asked if there was anything she could do and he said "Nothing, well, maybe a neck rub." That's so funny, one doesn't have anything to do with the other. He might be milking it a little. He wasn't awake long enough to watch any of the games last night so he will have to catch up on sport center or something like that.
We feel really blessed that Will is trying so hard and I know a lot of the fight is coming from inside of him but it's also coming from your prayers and encouraging comments. Thank you (I know I say that a lot, but I don't know what else to say.)
PS Breathinsteven --I want to tell you that many people have got a hold of me and said how much they liked the words you wrote. You're very inspirational and so is your blog. Thanks for sharing so much of yourself. I can't wait to share with Will, but for now he wouldn't remember much so I will wait.
Everybody have a great, fun-filled Saturday. Play games and laugh a lot. Good days are ahead.
On Monday I am going to share an email that came my way, you don't want to miss it.