Saturday, June 6, 2009

Tonight Chris was very alert and he laughed quite often...with his smile and his eyes. When I arrived he had just received a wonderful makeover from his fabulous SIL and his brother was giving him the gears and Chris looked relaxed and relieved.

Chris is off the 24hr constant care, eating soft food, and apparently Monday he may be getting into a chair for some rehab!! His bp had been nice and low so hopefully this is another base that he is ready to round.

I watched him follow the first period of the Hockey game and I showed him that his soft restraints were untethered so that must mean that he has been trained..
he laughed...as I tied him back up!
and we both laughed at the constant care charts because I explained that these forms were used to document what his watchers were doing while they were in his room...mostly sleeping. Chris seemed to enjoy the joking around and I asked if he was ready for visitors and he said "not yet."

Chris seems to be making very good progress now and hopefully all the healing that needs to happen behind what we can see is on schedule. I think that his family is ready to watch Chris start making some real gains next week. This evening (Saturday) Chris looked much stronger to me.

19 comments:

mistipurple said...

can't have better news, thanks donn. chris certainly has all the drive for a full recovery. i wish him continued strength.

MJ said...

Thank you!!!

And I'm laughing that the two of you are clowning around.

Annie Van Bergen said...

beautiful

Stace said...

When you say makeover.......?! I trust you're not referring to powder, lipstick, and a haircut! Great to hear he's doing so well, but you might wanna wash that crap off his face before he gets near a mirror. :)

angel said...

I love how he's responding to jokes!
~squishes~ dude!!!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome Donn, wtg Chris :)
Cazzie

eroswings said...

Good news. I'm glad to hear he is doing well and had a good day.

Get well, soon, WW!!!

Len Cariou said...

We are holding Chris and his family in our hearts and in our prayers....all the way from Dublin, Ireland, with a dash of ancestral Irish luck...

Love, Len and Heather

Sienna said...

Laughter/smiling is "physiotherapy" too, an important one for wellbeing and good vibe body flows.

It is priceless.

Such encouraging and small step advancements. So glad he is more comfortable too. Good on you Chris and what wonderful support and caring people around him.

Laurie said...

So happy he is making good progress. Thanks for the update!

mago said...

Good. Knock on wood - ! ! ! - hope his recovery continues.

Anonymous said...

Len and Heather,
Thanks for your kind words.

Doug Cariou

Anonymous said...

Chris is amazing and with all that has happened he still has his sense of humor. We all need to have prayers for him because he still is not out of the woods. I'm being optomistic, since he has overcome so much already.

We talked about the blogging and it brought a big smile to his face.I think the first chance he gets it will be to have his computer back!!!

Kim said...

Oh ya! I forgot to mention that Donn is an amazing friend to Chris and I told Chris, it reminds me of the movie Chuck and Larry. Good, true friends are hard to find!!!

Kim

Tidalgrrrl said...

Great progress! I'm happy to read it. May it continue unimpeded.

Sending good thoughts.

- Shelley

Debra said...

Wonderful news!

anna said...

So wonderful to hear that his spirits are up and that he's making slow and steady progress. Keep up the good work... to both of you.

Gaby said...

Who knew that Jello had such retorative powers!! Thanks for the update Donn, nice to hear that Chris continues to do well, looking forward to the next update :o)

Lulu LaBonne said...

Fantastic to hear things are getting better - great news