Tuesday, June 30, 2009

When I arrived at the hospital tonight I could hear Chris laughing from halfway down the hallway. As I turned the corner there he was visiting with his two favorite people on the planet, his kids.



I haven't said much about his kids and that has been intentional...the main reason being that I went through "this" when I was his daughter's age, except my Dad died in the hospital.

I remember how all of the adults showered me with niceties and platitudes...they thought that they were protecting me somehow..but it clobbered me like a tsunami and altered the course of my Life.


They will have to grind their own way through the myriad of possible outcomes and ensuing implications of this event. Their Uncles and Aunts are there at the ready. This comeback is a team effort.

Seeing the smile on Chris's face tonight while he was with them says it all. When he comes back, for the most part it will be for the three of them.

Tonight Chris was very chatty and goofy..we laughed at a lot of his zany madcap ramblings..I wasn't always sure that I should be laughing but it was better than crying. Who knows if he'll have any recollection of his natterings?? I doubt it.

He told me about some really weird sh*t that he said happened today, but I just reminded myself that his brain had been unplugged, he is working his way back, and every now and then he's going to be making up some wonky crap, and that's Okay.



His BP was taken while I was there and it's still nice and low..he's eating well, I fed him a couple of chocolate bars, he's sleeping better, getting rehab. I reminded him how amazing it is that he has come this far...
3 weeks ago we were all still living on pins and needles.





Now Chris is quite interested in his mental rehabilitation..he makes jokes about how he is going to bust-out of the hospital. He is soooo ready to get out of there and he told me that there isn't any reason why he can't go on to the rehab centre...
which will be great because it is a ten minute bike ride from my house :)




So we're all still hoping that any day now, we'll find out that Chris can be transferred over here .

((Any day now, any day now, he shall be released))

15 comments:

anna said...

All wonderful news! So glad to hear of his continued progress.

your psycho ex-girlfriend said...

oh i am so happy he is doing well!

savannah said...

YIPPIEEEEE! this is some good news, sugarpie! xoxox

Leni Qinan said...

That sounds great! I love the last picture!

angel said...

Oh man I can hardly wait to hear he's getting out of the hospital! Its going to be so awesome and his recovery will take such a turn for the better!

Obstreperous Anti-Theist said...

That's great, Donn. Thanks for posting!!

-Tidalgrrrl/Shelley

Laurie said...

So happy that things continue to improve. Give him big hugs for me, please.

mago said...

Sounds all good.
My best wishes!

Inside our hands, outside our hearts said...

Good news and so lovely to hear. I never doubted his recovery and though he has a road to travel still he leaves us all with a smile knowing he is with us. I am sure his family and you as well Donn had a lot to do with this. Many times I have said how strong and beautiful this man is and with each new day he proves it.
Please continue to share my love and prayers with Chris.

Soft love,
T

Annie Van Bergen said...

Very nice...

and thanks Donn, you show sensitivity and regard for all

Cazzie!!! said...

Awesome Donn! Great post, keeping spirits high :)

eroswings said...

That is great news! I'm glad he is getting better and enjoying his visits from friends and family. He is so strong and so lucky and so loved in so many ways. Thanks for the updates, Donn. They are much appreciated.

Cathy said...

Greets. Took the virtual tour of Riverview, very impressive. Chris reminds me of one of my brothers, also named Chris, waging a daily battle himself. One day, one step. He has the same sardonic humor your Chris does, aren't these folks amazing? Puts me to shame for complaining about that damn bunion.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad for Chris and the kids. I know how difficult this all can be, my mom passed in my thirties. I had everyone telling me what I was doing wrong and the unrealistic expectations. I know that Chris loves every minute they share.

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