Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Let me paint you a picture

I know that by the sound of things, everything is going really well. Well it is, but it I am going to be very honest with you. It isn't going easy. Since his stroke, it is very hard for him to move and talk. His muscles cramp and cramp [could you imagine having a full body charlie horse?] and to top it off, he can't tell us what is wrong. For the past couple of days, all he can do is scream at the top of his lungs. His poor lips aren't forming the right words and he is so frustrated. I can't blame him. I would be kicking and screaming and yelling too! 

Well the good news is... [and there's always good news]
Today has started a new chapter. 
He got a lot of really great sleep! He slept all night last night and took a 3 hour nap today. 
The best part is...
 when he woke up, there was no screaming or kicking. 
There was no frustration, 
He ate more than we expected him to which also aides in healing.

So yes, things aren't exactly cake.... BUT they are good! 

This morning, when Dude woke up, and I was turning him I told him I loved him and he said "I love you too". 
A little later, Aaron was doing something similar and asked how he was doing and he said "good". 
My little stud. Things are going to be okay! 

Everyone left today including Aaron. To some that sounds scary. To me, it's relieving. Now Dude and I can work on healing and getting back on a schedule. We are going to be back before you know it :)

Dominic my love, you are such an inspiration to us all. Thank you God for giving us all the opportunity to know and love this little boy. And thank you for giving us the opportunity to learn from him as well. He is the strongest and bravest guy in the world and I wouldn't trade him for anything in the universe. Thank you for allowing me to be his mommy. It has been such a blessing having him to love and hold and kiss every single day. 


1 comment:

  1. Hey Whit,

    Peter and I have had Dominic and you in our prayers.You are so incredible strong and positive, truly an inspiration. Peter is getting his hair cut on Sat. and he is freaking that it isn't you doing it. You are loved and missed.

    Continuous blessings to you both.
    Florence and Peter