Monday, October 22, 2007

October 22: So Far, So Good

I'm sorry for such a late update. I'm pretty tired and am having a hard time keeping up with everything. Now that Jeff is awake I may not be able to update every day but I will try my best.

Jeff had a decent day today. He's moderately confused sometimes, and still very tired, but for a large part of the day he was lucid and conversational. He's frustrated because in some ways he understands what happened to him but he doesn't understand how that translates to why he can't move around and do things for himself. That leaves him really frustrated at times but we're trying to keep him calmed down.

His blood pressure is still elevated but that could be due to some of the medications. His other vitals continue to look good. We may have more information tomorrow when there are more doctors around and we'll have a chance to speak with one but so far, it looks like he's progressing really well! Praise God!

I shared all the voicemails with him tonight and I can't even begin to express how much it cheered him up. He's struggling with being lonely during the hours that we're not allowed to be there so I think this will really help, especially because he can't talk on the phone and sometimes, he can't sleep as well as we would like him to.

If you have a chance, it'd be great if people could leave him more messages so I can bring him a new CD full. I've put the info in this post again, too. We don't have to be quite so strict about what we say in the messages now, but please still try to be conscientious about being upbeat and encouraging. He really enjoyed all of the messages--the silly ones, the sentimental ones, the reminiscent ones and the get well wishes. So if you'd like to call again, I'm sure he'd love to hear from you! Just click the "Record by Phone" button and it will give you the number to call.

I'll update again tomorrow! Please pray for continued comfort for Jeff, as well as peace in his spirit so that he does not get too upset.


Liana said...

Okay, so a totally random stranger left advertisment on Jeffs comment thingy, what the heck?!?!?!

Jen said...

it's the people who sponsor the service. don't worry, I deleted it :)