I was reminded that Hagerman's graduation was last night. I didn't make it. It's been a long time since I didn't make a grad night. For all of you graduating seniors, CONGRATULATIONS!
Will worked really hard today (your yesterday) He did two t-trials and he stayed off the vent for three hours each time. Then when his doctor (Dr. Cahill) came in to his room, she asked him if he would walk with her. He would do anything she asked of him. He respects her so much. So she bagged him and he walked to the nurses desk. That was the longest walk he has taken in a long, long time. He sat in the chair for that long too.
My two friends, Zelda and Monique came up to SLC for the afternoon. We ended up going to lunch and talking for almost two hours. Then we went to furniture store called IKEA (I think I spelled it right). It was a huge, gynormous store. I got whiplash just looking at all the stuff. It was fun just to be out with them. We had a great time. They didn't leave until 8:30. It was a break from the norm. We laughed and joked and shopped until we were ready to drop. Everybody needs that once in a while. Right, ladies??
Thank God (and I do every day) that I have a husband that can and does stay with Will when I'm not there. He's getting to be such a fixture around the hospital that the nurses are calling him Dr. Tom. He was told yesterday that he got to be charge nurse. That lasted about five minutes. He's not very good at it, but he is a good father. Imagine spending hours a day next to your son's bedside, and being a guy too. You know what I mean. Men are not usually "wired" to do that. Like Tom says, "You do what has to be done."
Will received a call from a good, good friend of ours, Katie Rose tonight. She had me put her on speaker phone and she let Will know that she was going to be a mommy in a few months. He was grinning ear to ear. Isn't that the best news. Congratulations Katie and Paul. You'll be great parents. Thanks for sharing that with us. You made Will's day, maybe his month.
God puts special people in your lives for a reason. I feel very blessed that I have so many "angels" that I call friends. I want you all to know that your love, support and prayers have filled my heart clear up to the top. Thank you all for your words of encouragement and sharing His word with us. We are better people because of you all.
God bless and thank you.