Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The power of friends, family and knitting

Good news! Saturday night my son was in a car accident near Denver where he lives. He has been in ICU since then - I arrived on Tuesday to join the on-site vigil. Everything, so far, is progessing in an amazing way. I'm so impressed with the medical expertise, the team effort, the miracle of the human body and the will to survive. He is on lots of pain medication and sedated in order to be on a ventilator (bruised lungs) but he had no general anesthesia today and he is actually communicating as of this evening. He was opening his eyes and acknowledging us, trying to smile with his jaw wired shut and mouthed "I love you". We are so encouraged and hopeful that this just keeps getting better and better.

Knitting saves me through all these fearful times. I ask questions, take notes, pass information on the others that wait and I wait and knit. Thanks for all your good thoughts and prayers.


Miss 376 said...

All our thoughts are with you at this time and pray that the good progress made continues.

Rachel said...

Oh Joy, I will be thinking of you and your family.


Bea said...

Oh my Lord, I'll be praying for you guys, and that your son is good as new very soon!

Betty said...

Joy, you are on my mind and heart. I hope your son in improving daily. Please update so we will know how things are going.

Jae said...

I'll be praying for your son and his scared momma! Wanted to let you know about a free website you can post to to keep everyone informed of his progress. It is called CaringBridge ( Hope this is helpful for you.
Mark sends his love as well . . .