Monday, August 21, 2006

Sunday, August 20, 2006


Richard, Mack, Belinda and I went on vacation to Myrtle Beach together in 2004. The second day, Mack went out on the beach really early in the morning and wrote I "heart" U Belinda in the sand. I had to take a picture of it from our balcony when I saw it.

Mawmaw went to the hospital to visit with Mack for the first time yesterday. Since Mom's health is fragile, I didn't think that it was a good idea to take her up there any sooner.

When she started talking to Mack, he opened his eyes a little. When she took his right hand, he held on tightly and raised his right arm up toward his face with her hand in his. It seemed that he was trying get her closer to him to hug her. I think that her visit made a big difference to him and made him happy.

Mack is still running a mild fever and is fighting infection in the right clavical wound. The MRI test that was done last week showed that the blood pools in his brain are dissolving and the MRI on his back showed that the swelling of his spinal cord has subsided. Those issues were a big concern of the doctor's last week. Everything seems to be getting better a little at a time. The next big thing we need is for Mack to come out of coma and back into the waking world. He needs your hope, faith and prayers for that to happen. We need to surround Mack with lots of positive vibes, especially when you visit him.

There are some RUMORS out there that "Mack was speeding on his bike, doing around 120 mph, when he crashed". That is NOT TRUE! According to the state police report and a witness behind him, he was doing between 50 and 60 miles per hour when he crashed. I just wanted to clear that up before the rumors got out of hand.

Thank you all for your constant prayers.

Ruth & Richard

2 Comments:

Anonymous sue said...

the rain came today
cold, and unyielding
the skies were steely gray
unfriendly, and unfeeling

i begged God, today, as any other day
to release you from your Hell
that He would give you back to us
healthy, whole, and well

for now all we have is faith, hope,love
heartache, worries, and fears
we pray for God to give us all courage and strength
and pray your waking day is near.

i would like to thank everyone who has given us their support during this difficult time, and please, please keep the prayers coming.Kevin & i went to see Mack saturday. His eyes were open and Kevin said he was going to get in bed with Mack and take advantage of him. I swear, Mack winked at him! It certainly doesn't hurt to use humor when one visits him; he's probably cussing a blue streak that he can't joke back. Keep up the positive thoughts and never lose faith!

4:55 PM  
Anonymous Jenny said...

I went to see Mack today at the hospital, the nurse had given him Morphin (sp) before I got there, so he seemed kind of out of it, HOWEVER, I asked him to open his eyes for me, and he did!!!! Jason was there also, talking to him, asking him to keep his eyes open. Unfortunatly, Im sure that was alot of work for him, so he had to close them again! As everyone has said, thank you all so much for the comments, I check them everyday, and I want to thank Ruth for doing this, its very well done....Keep the prayers and faith going, I believe its working!!

Mack's little Sister,

Jenny

5:27 PM  

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