For those of you who have visited Mom, you know that in addition to her external wounds, she sustained traumatic brain injuries due to the amount of blood she lost, causing her to have very little control over her limbs. Doctors told us her chances of recovery are extremely slim. Some days just having her focus on your face was a blessing. She couldn’t talk or respond to verbal requests like ‘squeeze my hand’. Often she slept the entire day.
However, over the last week, her eyes became more alert and clear. She was still resting a lot and wasn’t able to focus for long, but when she did she really seemed to SEE you.
We are ECSTATIC to share that today, for the very first time since her injury, Mom SPOKE!
Here’s the scene: An occupational therapist came in to work with Mom’s hands and arms to help keep her mobility. The therapist asked her if it was OK to stretch her fingers, and Mom, looking directly at the therapist, nodded and mouthed the word “Yes”
Even with a trech in her throat, blocking her vocal chords, Mom pushed air out her lungs and verbalized both her desire, and her comprehension of the request.
What a sign! What a great relief of weight!
You and I, and the entire We Got Faith family KNEW she could do this, and today she burst through unimaginable barriers to do it!