Thursday, December 4, 2008

Seeing glimpses of Reid's personality...through recovery

Reid has been so irritated during his recovery. He seems so uncomfortable and having a hard time getting into a  sound sleep. The doctors have been trying to stear away from any sedation meds for him, for fear that his breathing  would get lazy... and we absolutely do not want him back on the breathing tube as that was such a huge victory for us to have that removed so quickly. So they decided to try letting me hold him to see if he would rest more peacefully...and he did except he was still a bit squirmy and managed to wrap all his cords around himself at one point, sigh :). We are certainly giving his nurse a run for her money! 


While he was in my arms Toby and I tried talking with him and reminded him of all of his favorite things. When we mentioned bubbles....he started signing bubbles. We were so shocked because he is still so out of it, his eyes were even closed! So, we pressed on and asked him more things. He and Luke taught Reid the sign for snake (I have to look this up to see if this is the real sign or if my guys are making this up...but it is to stick your tongue out), when we said the word snake you could see him trying so hard to stick his tongue out, we saw enough to know he understood. Later in the day we tried again. One of Luke's favorite things to do is to command his brother to demonstrate karate moves. If you say "Hiya" Reid sits on the floor and lifts one leg way up over his head. This makes Luke squeal with laughter so we hear "Hiya" around our house a lot. So...though Reid was back in his crib and a little grumpy... when we said Hiya he lifted one leg....just a little. Yup, just little glimpses of our little guy's personality shining through all of this hard recovery stuff, and mom and dad are so pleased!! ..."Hiya!!!!!!" :)

7 comments:

hjoy said...

I found your blog through another blogger friend. Reid is so sweet and has a great smile. Lots of prayers for a quick recovery.

Heather said...

We are so pleased as well and can't wait to hear that more and more of his personality is shining through.You are such a trooper little Reid.Keep on making strides and before you know it you will be doing karate moves with Luke..... at home where you belong.

Michelle said...

I haven't had a chance to comment, but I have been keeping Reid in my prayers throughout his surgery and recovery!

Nan P. said...

This little man is amazing! And so are you all.

It must feel so good to hold him!

Thinking of you.

Judy said...

Awwww! Reid is such an amazing little guy! I'm so glad to hear he is doing so well! We'll keep praying that his pain eases up for him soon! Sending lots of prayers your way!!

SunflowerMom said...

Oh what a sweetheart! You keep fighting little man!

To save you some time, to sign snake you slither your hand/arm like a snake moves. Sean loves to sign snake! He calls worms snakes, too.

Kele said...

I love this post... he sounds so cute, precious boy this Reid!!