Saturday, May 12, 2012

5/12 Update

Alison and I had a pretty fun day together. We started the day off by taking a nice stroll around the block. We found some really pretty flowers and trees, and the weather was beautiful. Then we went back through the hospital and looked at the saltwater fish tank. She made sure to point out the one that she and her step mom had named after me earlier this week. It was pretty funny. I brought back a Pepsi from lunch and she indicated with her long eye blink that she wanted a taste. So I gave her one and she was pretty happy. A little while later one of the nurses brought by a yellow carnation for her for Mother's Day. We talked about our dog-daughter, Piper, and Alison had a pretty big smile on her face the entire time. Later, she was working really hard to talk for me. I was trying to get her to say, "I love you." and she got pretty darn close to getting an "I" out. She knows how close she is, and I pray she can continue to make progress with talking; that would be such a huge victory for us. This afternoon, I noticed her dozing off in her chair so I had them get her back into bed for a nap. She indicated that's what she wanted to do, and that's right in line with what she'd be doing on any given Saturday afternoon. : ) When I returned, I had saved some cheese sauce from my mac and cheese side from Wendy's (pretty tasty by the way) and asked her if she wanted to try it. Without hesitation she gave me a long eye blink that she did. So she got a small taste of cheese sauce and really seemed to enjoy it. I'm really glad that she's showing interest in things like this. It tells me she's able to taste and enjoy things and I honestly feel it's helping activate her senses and engage all of those muscles in her mouth. So we'll be keeping that up whenever possible. This evening we watched a chick flick - Reality of Love with Bradley Cooper. It was good - not too sad, had a happy ending, so an overall success. Alison kinda has a thing for Bradley Cooper. But really, who doesn't? lol She did win the bet we made at the beginning of the movie. I was certain we'd get to see him with his shirt off. But it didn't happen, so Alison won. But we've had fun today and I'm looking forward to another fun day tomorrow. Thanks for all of your continued prayers and support.

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