Friday, June 12, 2009

Tonight Chris was joking around and in good spirits. His speech is still a little slurry and he does need to concentrate, but he is managing to convey most of his thoughts with aplomb. Chris watches intently to make sure that you are paying attention...which he has always done for as long as I have known him. One of the most intriguing things about Chris has always been that he actually listens to people and expects the same courtesy...imagine, in this day and age?

We discussed sneaking in the Gondola Pizza and watching the Stanley Cup finals and he was quite particular about it not being too hot. (It's still too early for Za but at our weekly meetings Chris would eat an entire LARGE pep/mush no problemo)

I know that he was feeling good tonight because Chris imitated my "laugh" which his roomate and guests enjoyed. Very funny.

Chris told me some interesting things, some of which didn't make make any sense but wth, I nodded and told him to keep talking. He smiled as if he knew what was happening and said that he wanted to punch me :) ..which is a sign of affection because Chris was totally convinced that both of his brothers were waiting in the hallway and said that he was going to punch them too :) He had a huge grin on his face and said that his brothers could take it but I couldn't :(

I asked Chris a few things about his day and he mentioned that the physio was hard. I asked him if he dreamed at night..he said No.



They were wheeling him off for another MRI @ 8:45 so I walked alongside his bed to the elevators, waved goodnight, and told him not to cheat on his test! As the elevator doors were closing I could hear him imitating my laugh again..
very funny.

15 comments:

Laurie said...

So glad he is joking around with you. It sounds as if it was a good visit. Thanks so much for the updates.

Stace said...

So when will they allow him a laptop so he can start blogging again? ;) hehe
Sounds like he's really doing well, which is great to hear. Thanks for the continued updates :) *big hugs to you both*

MJ said...

When you think he's good and ready to kid around a bit more, pretend you're live blogging about his every movement from his bedside.

You are going to get punched soooo hard.

Cazzie!!! said...

Great positive steps DOnn , brilliant!

zIggI said...

ha ha ha ha he he he ho ho ho
is that a good imitation of your laugh?
:)

anna said...

So glad to hear he was in good spirits and joking around. Definitely a good thing.

And you sound a little less stressed with this post as well.

Donn Coppens said...

Anna I was totally stoked that Chris wanted to joke around! It was a huge relief after the last visit.
He loves to ridicule my laugh :)

mistipurple said...

donn, you laugh funny?
(great that chris is better.)

Bob Armstrong said...

It's great to read about Chris's progress. Donn and Chris, you guys are both blessed to be part of such a great friendship.

Inside our hands, outside our hearts said...

How excellent that he is laiughing and poking fun at you. It makes me smile knowing he can do this. I wonder... is there any word on the MRI yet?

Please keep sending him my love and prayers. By the way, how is his father doing? I hope that he is mending as well.

Soft love,
T

angel said...

Oh this is so cool! Its nice to hear some of the old Chris is showing his face again!!

liontigerelephantbear said...

haha, this made me laugh out loud! I remember when my brother was in hospital everything he did or said began to seem funny after a while, even if it made no sense at all. I think it's all the relief going to the head! It's so reassuring to know in however small a way that the person who knew is still in there, trying to come out. This all sounds really encouraging.

I'm intrigued - If your laugh was a word, how would you spell it?

eroswings said...

Sounds like a very good visit and he's making a great comeback. Thank you for keeping us updated, Donn.

Best wishes for a great recovery, WW!

gautami tripathy said...

Good to see Chris getting there although slowly, which is to be expected.

I will let him know you have been a good friend to him...!

*grin*

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