Monday, April 10, 2006

"I am the undisputed lord of virtual tennis"

Google searched myself in a moment of e-vanity. Found this comment on Kottke.org, which for some reason struck me as quite fitting.

Today is brilliantly nice outside. Like, to a ridiculous point, being around 70 degrees in April. This doesn't happen in Minnesota very often, but I think it's a gift from God.

Another gift from God: my cousin Eddy spoke yesterday for the first time in five weeks since his skiing accident and subsequent coma. He is above a vegetative state and below a minimally concious state, but when my aunt Laura and uncle Frank were at the hospital last night to visit and work with Ed to give my uncle David a break, Eddy spoke.

Eddy said, "Yes" in response to a question, "Thank you" in response to a nurse telling him he was doing very well, and "It hurts." Thankfully, a nurse was there, because the hospital staff hasn't observed all of his progress and his ratings on the scales they are using haven't been high enough to maintain a level of care that my family would like him to be getting. Thank God!! I know it is probably a long road of recovery ahead, but to know that Eddy can speak is wonderful.

1 comment:

Simon said...

That quote is pretty funny, Beth. I had to read it twice to figure out what the lines were. ;)

Eve and I hope to visit Ed this week. It's so awesome to see the hand of the Lord at work!