Now you see me, now you don't...but guess what you will be seeing more of me soon when I go home. Today my Mommy and Daddy tentatively found out that they will be staying with me at the hospital next Friday and possibly Saturday night. If they behave, they will likely let me go home next weekend. Thanks goodness! Everyone has been telling me about this home thing, but I am not quite sure it exists. Likewise, me and the boys here in Pod 4 have overheard that there are these pools of water in homes that they put us in to get us clean, but we are not quite sure they exist either. If true, hopefully I will continue to get my sponge baths by pretty women.
In all seriousness, I am looking at coming home next week. I have an MRI on Friday morning (tomorrow) and they are also running a cranial ultrasound on me as well to see how my brain is doing. The big factor for me coming home is still my ability to eat my food. At this point Dr. Kelley has not increased my food, but hopefully he will do so tomorrow or Saturday. I asked him if he had a take out menu, but he did not think that I was quite ready for Krystals or Taco Bell.
My Grandma Judi came to see me today from Knoxville and she and I hung out for a while. She held me and talked to me, I think, but I am not for sure because I was asleep most of the time. My team of nurses, doctors and case workers are in the process of getting my supplies, machines and other things ordered.
Mommy and Daddy came to see me this afternoon and mommy changed my trach and held me while Daddy talked to me.
I know a lot of people have been looking in on me and I am thankful that they do. I am also thankful that they have given my parents encouragements while I have been here. Feel free to continue to write to me or leave a comment as Daddy told me that he is saving all of them for me so I can read them when I get home to pass the time.
It is late for me and I should be getting to bed. Ms. Amy, my nurse is feeding me soon, so I am going to go pitch a fit to see if she will feed me sooner. I plan to rest for most of the night and I keep moving along. Please say a prayer for my parents as they are excited about getting me home. I can see why they feel that I have been here long enough, but I have been in good hands and God keeps watching over me.
I will write again soon, but for now, I will keep moving along. Tell my big brothers I love them and I cannot wait to get home to see them. I heard they had a good day at school.
Love to everyone.
Dictated by Zander and transcribed by Clancy