Guess what?? Dad is starting to wake up! This evening he opened his eyes ever so slightly and was responsive to sound. Meaning, when we said "hi" he would open his eyes and glance towards the speaker. Mom and Ems read to him just before we left for the night and he kept his eyes open through the entire reading.
The sedative has not fully left his system, so he still cannot squeez hands but that is the next step. Now that he is waking up, he is going to be a "little" tired. I know he has been out for a few days but apparently that didn't necessarily mean he was resting. His body is still fighting the sickness. With that said, we DO NOT want to discourage people from coming to see him. As I have stated before, we like visitors and we know he does as well. But we will need to limit the amount of time of each visit. If you have the opportunity to stop by over the next few days, please stop by the CCU waiting room before walking back to his room. Please understand, we are not asking for people to stop comming, we just want everyone to know that the amount of time will be limited due to Dad needing to rest.
Here are some prayer requests:
- "Life" over Dad.
- to wake up fully and respond to commanads
- that the antibiotics would work and white blood count would go down (I know...I know, we just finished praying for the count to go up...which it did but its up to 49.0. It needs to be between 8.0 and 10.0).
- that everything is perfect neurologically.
Here are some versus Mom wanted to pass on:
As always, we are very thankful to have such a host of believers praying for Dad. Thank you all!