Today, Ian was moving his shoulder a lot as if he was trying to figure out how that arm thing worked. He got it a few times, too, lifting it in the air when we asked him. He moves his fingers and toes and squeezes Larissa’s hand. We’ve been noticing Ian moving a lot. The medical people remain suspicious, though, and from their experience it’s probably appropriate. There was a point today when it seemed really obvious to us that he was just worn out from all the activity. It was as though he just went back to sleep. He blinks pretty regularly normally, but when he was “asleep” he wasn’t even doing that.
Mary recorded our family, especially Lydia, on a small cassette player and then left the player and the tape in the room for us to play over and over again for him. It could be our imagination, but I think he really likes listening to it.
I’m praying that God would heal Ian, and, as a father, I don’t care whether it comes through a sudden miracle or if it’s through a gradual healing process. I just want my son well. So, I’m praying for a miracle, and I’m praying for smaller steps of healing. Please pray for a miracle. Pray with me, also, that Ian would respond to the medical staff on command and stop when they tell him to stop. Their acknowledgement that Ian is responding will significantly affect which rehab we can get him into. If he’s responding, we’re more likely to get him into a more aggressive program. Also, pray that the strength of Ian’s normal cough would grow. A good solid cough regularly would lead them to take the trach out.
So many are praying...thank you.