Today is our one week mark since Tyler’s accident. It seems like just yesterday sometimes, and other times it feels like a lifetime. This morning when we went to see Tyler the doctor came up and said that the nurses had something to show us. He didn’t look worried or concerned so I wasn’t overly panicked but I ddn’t know what to expect. New sheets, new dressings, machine settings? Once we got to his bed, Ronnie, one of his nurses for last night said “Tyler, open your eyes” and he immediately opened his eyes! I cannot tell you what an overwhelming feeling of joy that was. There he was. My baby!
Trey and I told him how much we loved him, that we were right there with him, how incredibly proud we were, and that he was safe and being well taken care of. Did I mention he also tried to talk to both Trey and I? Ronnie said that earlier she asked him to squeeze her hand and he did. She then asked him to squeeze harder and he also did that. Also, wiggled his toes when she asked him. It is a little victory not only for Tyler, and our family, but for the doctors, nurses, and everyone who prayed for him and sent good thoughts. I hope eveyone takes a little joy in his progress.
I want to always talk to him, read him books, hold his hand……anything to make him feel like he is safe and not alone. But sometimes that makes his vitals go up and we need to take a break. The happy medium is to let him know you are there, but keep him calm. The calmer he is, the more his vitals stay steady and we can keep making progress. It may be a while before he is off of the machines and we still have a long, long road ahead but he is here! He is here!!
Thumbs Up! (hopefully coming soon)
Continue those thoughts and prayers and good vibes. You can see them working.
Slow and steady wins the race