Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Good News!!

Finally! Something good to report.

Yesterday, Scottie opened his eyes for a brief time. He was able to follow his daughter across the room with his eyes, and squeeze his ex wife's hand.

I'm trying hard not to be too excited about this, but it's hard not to be. This is the first sign at all of responsiveness since the accident. That's 19 days.

I'm going to head that way in just a little while. The parking lot at the hospital re-opened yesterday, but fuel is still a major issue. I will top off my tank before I leave, and I should be able to make it most of the way back before needing to refuel.

While this is an encouraging development, we are by no means out of the water on this one.

Thank you all again. My meager ability with words is totally inadequate to express my thanks for the support I've received from the blogosphere.

I'll report back soon.

Meanwhile - Here are the boys Saturday in front of Gruene Hall, the oldest dance hall in Texas.


Bee said...

The brain is a mysterious thing, that we all know. I will certainly hope with you that Scottie can make a miraculous recovery.

Good luck on your Houston odyssey . . . I'm hearing that it's still wild and wooly there.

BTW, I've two-stepped with my father at Gruene Hall. I love that part of Texas.

Comrade Kevin said...

I'm sure you're thrilled for any good news. I hope conditions continue to improve.

Robin said...

Delighted to hear this!

Jennifer said...

I'm glad you got a chance to post cause I've been bursting with the news :)

It's true, there's really no telling where things will go from here, but "here" is a much better place than you were at a few days ago.

I'm overjoyed for you, and we stand with you, waiting to see what the next few days will bring.

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Anonymous said...

That's wonderful! I hope the next few days bring good news for your family, too.

Bob said...

Way to go, Scottie!

Best thoughts continuing to your whole family, Sir Rob.

kkryno said...

This is so COOL! Be encouraged that he can recognize follow familiar faces. I'm pulling for you all. :)

somewaterytart said...

Maintain hope, Ken. Don't forget to seek solace in literature!

Bitty said...

Responsiveness. Wow!

Excellent, excellent, excellent.

Casey said...

That is very good news. My thoughts are with your brother, you and your whole family, Sir Robin. Good luck with the journey to Houston.

Batocchio said...

I'm very happy to hear this. May it be the first of many positive developments.

Freida Bee said...

Wonderful! I am so glad for you and your family. This is certainly promising.

pidomon said...

any positive news is great.
I hope things continue to progress

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

Keeping my fingers crossed for Scottie!! This sounds like excellent news.

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