Thursday, August 17, 2006

Thursday, August 17, 2006

This is my Mom, Evelyn, or Maw-Maw to Mack. Mom is going to be 74 on August 31. Since Mom has been living alone since December, 1999, Mack has been going by to visit and checking on MawMaw frequently. He also does chores for her whenever she needs something done.

MawMaw wants Mack to know that she loves and misses him and wants him to heal and get better real soon. She sends her love, hugs and prayers.

Today has been interesting. Richard was talking with one of the Neuro-Surgeons at Mack's bedside this afternoon about what to expect from Mack as far as responses go. Richard mentioned to the doctor that we have seen Mack's eyes slightly open and his eyeballs move a little, and his right hand has moved, as well as his right leg. The Neuro-Surgeon thought that it might just be an automatic response and sort of dismissed these things as just something that babies do. After the doctor walked away, the nurse put her fingers near Mack's hand and Mack grabbed her fingers with his right hand. She then asked Mack to give her a thumbs up and he moved his thumb enough to indicate he heard her. The nurse thought enough of this to call the doctor back over to let him know what happened. They're now looking for repetition of Mack doing these things on command.

Wow, that's a huge step in the right direction! Keep the positive thought processes going - the vibes are reaching him!!!

Love to all,
Ruth & Richard


Anonymous Jenny said...

Thanks to everyone who has supported my family during this difficult time. Please keep the prayers coming, Gods listening!!

Macks little sister, Jenny

5:02 PM  
Anonymous Cary said...

I am so glad to hear he is making good progress! I think a lot about Richard and hope he recovers very soon. You all are in my prayers. Ruth, thanks so much for taking time to update this so often. I know it must be hard to keep up with everybody, this blog and Richard. I think you're doing a great job!

Thanks again,
Cary Evans

10:55 PM  
Blogger Julia M. said...

This is CREAT NEWS!!!! We praying for your guys!

9:12 PM  

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