Sunday, September 9, 2007

Turn on the fan . . .

Today is the frst day that Kent has been awake for an extended period of time. Earlier this morning he opened his a eye and looked at Dad. When Dad asked Kent to point to Mom he pointed right to her. He is starting to communicate with us by lifting his hand in a nodding motion. We pointed at the fan in his room and when we asked him if he wanted it turned on he nodded his hand. He gives us indication on some things but not everything. He kept pointing to his mouth and when Dad asked him if he needed a drink he nodded again. Sometimes he kind of points to his face and when we ask if he needs something scratched he'll nod again. It helps us know that there is a little bit of Kent in there.

I asked the nurse this morning where he is on the Glasgow scaled and she said a T10 due to the fact that he can't talk. Dan, his nurse, says that he should be moved into a rehabilitation soon. There they we will work on making him more mobile as well as re-teaching him day to day skills like brushing his teeth, combing his hair and tying his shoes.

Adam put together a digital picture from with picture of his friends and family. He seems to be watching it. The boy also put some music on the frame. We tries to put happy music on it so he'll probably be listening to a lot of Jack Johnson over the next few days.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kent,
It is great to hear of your improvement. We look forward to being able to visit you. Your strength and will power inspires us. You and your family are in our prayers.

Love,
Nathan & Heather Black

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear of his progress, thanks for the update. Let him know we are thinking of him. Love The Lymans

Glen & Jan Taylor - neighbors next door to Glen McIntyre said...

09/09/07
We just heard about Kent and his friend's accident! We want you to know you and your families are in our thoughts and prayers. Hang in there buddy, we are all pulling for you!