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!!!!!!" :)
Thursday, December 4, 2008
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!