Today was a remarkable day. It started off this morning with a visit to Lenny as usual. He was sleepy but......drum roll........HE OPENED HIS EYES! (Insert loud cheers here) His left eye opens quite a bit, and the right eye barely opens as he is still very swollen on that side. I asked him if he could see me and he said yes, and when Yiyi said hello he looked over to her and smiled. It was priceless. A moment that we will surely never forget, nor all the moments we have to come. His mouth opening, talking, walking, etc. Yiyi said it best when she said it was like watching a newborn learn everything for the first time. I guess it comes with our feelings of how glad we are he is alive. We are so lucky!
Lenny is back on the vent trials today going strong for 2 hours on and 2 hours off. He is a champion!
When I came back to the room I had 3 packages from Lenny's cousin Shawn. He sent Lenny a Laker Book that I can read to him, and sent me a bunch of little odds and ends of things to do. Word search books, magazines, little crafts, snacks, movies, so many things. We are so lucky to have so many wonderful people in our lives. Everyday I am shown that over and over.
At the afternoon visit he was sleepy still but he still woke up a little. Yiyi talked to him a lot and loved on him because she was going to be catching a flight home for a few days to take care of some business. We were so glad he was awake enough to communicate.
After I dropped Yiyi off at the airport I ran some errands and came back to the hotel room to wait till my next visit. At the evening visit I brought the nurses cookies, they work so hard I figured they deserved a treat. Lenny was sleepy so we didn't talk much, but he would open his eyes every so ofter to make sure I was still there.
When I came back to the hotel after the visit I had some dinner and sat and did a word search, boy the time just flew by! I forgot how much I like to do those puzzle books.
The night visit was amazing. He was awake the entire time looking at me and for once I never seemed to run out of things to talk about with him. I guess with him looking at me it was just easy. We talked a little about the accident, and how all the other occupants of the boat were doing, I read to him how all the NBA Playoff Teams were doing and who was eliminated in round one, I told him all the people who had been calling, sending cards, sending love on the blog, etc etc, and he nodded each time. I told him I loved him and that I was sorry I don't say that very much, he squeezed my hand so tight and nodded that he knew I loved him. I can't explain what an amazing interchange it was between the two of us, and made me feel alive again for the first time since this happened. Lenny and I have never been very good at mushy and lovey, but since this happened it seems to just come natural. I guess in hard times the truth always shines through. Lenny and I have always been attached, from the moment we met, and through all the bullshit we have always been Lenny and Nancy, and we always will be.
Love you all,