First I would like to apologize for not posting for a while. Last week was a difficult week. Randy had a fever all last week and was not doing very well. Hence, that means I was not doing very well either. By the end of the week I was downright discouraged. By Sunday I needed another blessing. Both my sons were sick so they are not allowed in, so my two sweet son in laws came over and gave Randy, his mother and I all blessings. Doug said that the recovery would hasten in Randy’s illness . He told me to be strong and don’t be afraid to make decisions that Randy usually makes. He also said I needed to let people help me because they are anxious to give me support in any way they can. I should use their talents to help me with my needs and Randy’s recovery. So true. I guess I need to be a little more humble and less independent. It is hard for me to have to ask for help, so I am being humbled.
So here is the good news. Sunday Randy was still doing poorly. On Monday his temperature was down. He was acting more awake and alert, and in more pain. (bad part, but really good in a way, I'll explain later). About 4 p.m. he opened his eyes, both of them at the same time and all the way open, focused on me for about 5 minutes. His mom and I both started crying, because we haven’t seen them or any movement for a week now. Not only this but he started moving his feet a little bit, and he moved his arms and neck a little also. We were ecstatic! They have morphine ordered for him when he needs it and I let them give him some.
When the neuron sheaths around his muscles start to wake up it is very painful. People who have had this say it is like a foot being asleep with pins and needles. That is happening to every muscle in his body so it has got to be painful. But it also means he is starting to get better and heal. Hence, good and bad.
Today when I went in he not only opened his eyes for me but he also moved his arms to answer questions I asked him. I asked him, “ if you can hear me move your arm.” He moved it. So I thought it was a fluke so I asked him on the other side, he moved it. I have been reading him the scriptures when he has more wakeful moments and I asked him if he wanted me to read him the scriptures, he again moved his arm. This is such good news as that means his brain involvement is also improving, along with his body.
Today I am happy I can share the GOOD NEWS with you.