...The Comeback Kid! Last night Jason insisted on not only eating some lasagna last night, but also insisted that he could walk to bed. And, he did. Half way.....with lots of help. But he did walk. He knew he could. Three days of not being able to swallow and now this little miracle.
This morning I called to check-in with my mom and to my surprise Jason answered the phone. Here was our conversation....
J: Hi April! How are you? (throaty and slow, but completely understandable)
A: Hi Jason!! I'm good. What are you doing?
J: I just finished breakfast. I had two eggs on toast and it was delicious!
A: Wow...that is great. That makes me so happy. How did you sleep last night?
J: I slept so peaceful. I had a good night and I am rested, content, happy and ready for a good day!
A: Your family is coming to spend the whole day with you....what time are they coming?
J: Around 10:00.
A: Well have a great day J. We are going to come eat lunch with you, but give you some time today with your kids alone without all the hustle and bustle there. We will see you around lunch time.
J: OK...sounds good. Bye. Love you.
A: Love you too. You make me happy, J.
I'm putting mascara on today! He said it best, we are 'ready for a good day today' and continued little miracles. On Monday, I leaned in close to him and whispered, 'J, I just want you to know how much I'm going to miss you.' He responded with, 'Where are you going?' His sense of humor brought relief, but now I am wondering if he really knew he wasn't going anywhere as soon as we thought. We are taking it one day at a time and are enjoying the break from the tears and his break from slurred speech. Precious time.
Thank you for your continued thoughts and prayers. And, for the record, I'm not as strong and amazing as you all are saying, but the compliments are sweet and welcomed!