Today, Nathan was sharp - he had his sense of humor and he knew where he was and answered all the questions correct for the first time (name, birthdate, where are you, etc).
He also decided he was going to take his good right leg and hoist himself into a sitting position and caused himself quite a bit of pain. I don't think he'll try that again!
He ate a little bit of breakfast, no lunch, and almost 1/2 grilled cheese for dinner. The pain killers make it so he's not hungry, and then because he has no food in his stomach, the medicine upsets it - a vicious cycle.
Randy is here - and he is sending me to sleep back at the house! I am grateful, please pray I'll sleep. They moved the noisy roommate out today and the room is so peaceful - pray this will continue.
I took Judy to the airport about 7pm - and that was a VERY hard goodbye. She is such a faithful friend and she walked me through some very rough stuff - Nathan was so glad she was here.
Tonight a verse from my friend Carl............
"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." John 16:33
I don't think I shared this (forgive me if I have), but on Monday in ICU Randy and I were by Nathan's bed and decided to turn on the radio to Spirit 105.3. - here are a few lines from the first song that came on......................
"and it's all because of Jesus I'm alive, it's all because the blood of Jesus Christ, covers me and brings this dead man life" - brought tears to my eyes. Very appropriate!
PS We appreciate all the love and support like you'll never know - visitors are kind of hard on Nathan right now until they get his pain better managed. We'd love it if you'd call my cell phone and check in before planning a visit - just a little thought from momma bear :-0