4 for 4 folks! That's right...another great night!!!!!
First, let me say that if you guys recall - I had told you that Kevin was in a stage 5 coma. Well this past Sunday he was actually in a stage 4 and y'all can't even guess what stage he is in today....
NINE!!! Stage friggin' 9!!
In 2 days he has had massive improvement. (now I need to stress just like the docs did that he can go backward at any moment and he may never come past a stage 9). But still...STAGE 9!!!!!
I will start off with Breezy going in first today and while she was in there a doctor came in to do his assessment. Kev would not respond when the doc asked him to do anything, but he would when Breezy would ask him! It was the first time a doctor was present to see him respond. (did I mention the number 9?) Even the doc seemed excited and Breezy's face was lit up like a Christmas tree!! Oh - and he also made 2 sounds through his trach like he was trying to talk! Yeah Kevin!!
So later today I was in there and I noticed that when Kev's arm was thrashing about and I would speak - he would turn his head to me (he did this many times today for both Breezy and I). I honestly think he was turning to look at me and one time I lifted his goggle off. His pupil came directly to me and his arm came right up to my face. It fell within seconds (it is splinted and very bulky and heavy) and I asked that if he could hear me to touch my face. I kid you not - his arm came up to me and the back of his hand touched my face and even better - he wiggled his fingers like he was trying to touch my face!!! I know, I know. It coulda been a fluke, but can we really be sure it was? No - but we can't be sure it wasn't either. So I am taking it like I felt it to happen. My son touched my face and that's that! (nine!)
Now I have just a tad bit more to the story. As Kev touched my face I did get all teary eyed. And the next thing I knew - Kev had tears running down his face. Yes, it coulda been his eye drops, but I have never seen any form of tears run down his face (both eyes too) - even directly after the drops were applied (and they weren't just applied so who knows if there was any liquid meds in there). I did notice that his un-stitched eye was very bloodshot all of a sudden so I honestly do think he was crying.
Which is hard to think about. I mean - was he happy that he was alive? Was he scared? Did he know who I was and he was glad I was there? Was he frustrated? Did he not know who I was and want me gone? Was he in pain? All of these questions will probably drive me nuts. But you honestly just can't help but wonder...
Stage 9, I say! 6 more stages to go and he will be just like you and I. Talking and conversing like there's no tomorrow.
Do I dare ask for a 5th day? (S T A G E 9!!!)
First 2 from the Nov kit!
4 years ago