Thursday, April 22, 2010

April 22--9:00pm

Cody is in room 933 now! Yay! No more ICU! His doctor thinks this will be the best thing for him. His speech is coming back. He has asked for water, he's very thirsty but they can't give him any water until his swallow test, which is in the morning. They are hoping to get feeding tube out. His vision is still blurry. That is frustrating him pretty bad.

His lungs sound good! He's still coughing stuff up. But he's getting it up! He keeps asking for water and when he's told he has to wait he says "You're killing me, with a few choice words"!!!!

Please pray for calming and peace on Cody. He keeps asking where he is. His short term memory is gone. He asks what happened and if it was his fault. Please pray that God calms Cody's nervers and gives him the assurance he needs to get through this. Please pray that Cody's vision continues to get better.

Thank you so much for praying. They are working but Cody still needs lots more. This is just the beginning of what's to come.

1 comment:

  1. This is going to be one of the hardest steps for Cody. Our brains are amazing things, but at the same time, it blocks out what is too traumatic or painful for us to remember. And that will be a very hard thing to adjust to. I know this all too well because even after 10 years, I still question every day what happened and why. The best thing you can do for Cody now is to assure him that nothing was his fault or anyone's fault, that is why they call it an accident. He is making wonderful progress, and this should only encourage him to to look forward not backwards. Easier said than done, I know. Please, if there is anything, anything at all I can do to help, whether it is answer any questions or just help him along the way in this, please do not hesitate to ask! I continue to pray for Cody and all the family and just pray for comfort for all. I know from talking to Chris this morning that he is a little afraid to be alone, though he isn't quite sure what it is he is afraid of. This is very normal. It's almost like this is all a dream to him, and if he allows himself to relax and go to sleep, that he is afraid he will wake up and all of this progress will have been a dream. Please, just reassure him that he is a miracle, that he will continue to heal, and that there are complete strangers praying for him and are here to help out!!
    Again, please let me know if there is anything I can help with!!