After more meds and a decent nap, Cliff woke up for the first time since the operation and did NOT cry! He wanted to watch "Elderado" and he opened a little gift from us (Woody from Toy Story!). He sang a little and tried to dance with his arms. He even played with Mater a tiny bit too! We were so excited to see "our" Cliff! We asked him about his legs and he said they felt "Happy!" I had to fight back tears, I was so excited!
He still screams if a Nurse or Doctor comes into the room. Cliff is in the PICU and may move upstairs sometime this afternoon, depending on his pain level and tolerance. He still has moments where he is fussy, but is sooo much better than he was yesterday! We are so grateful!
Cliff also ate a little dinner last night:
We are waiting to speak with the Neurologists and Attending this morning. Cliff's legs still seem to be spastic and are pulled up in the fetal position. We try to get him to put them out straight and he cries. We cannot tell if he is scared to move them or if he can't. I am anxious to see what they think about Cliff's legs. We pray that the surgery was successful in removing the spasticity from Cliff's legs. I will be sure to update as soon as we speak to the Doctors.
We have so much to be Thankful for! God has and still is touching our lives in wonderful ways. We know that God is in control and we trust him deeply. Thank all of you to all of our Prayer Warriors out there! Please keep Cliff in your prayers as he recovers. God is amazing! Ross and I are watching a miracle right before our eyes! God is wonderful and we know that with him by our side, anything is possible!
Oh yea, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
Some awesome volunteers are bringing a "home cooked" Thanksgiving dinner for the PICU parents! We have so much be thankful for today!
Today's verse is a reminder to trust God, I mean REALLY trust God and his plan. This verse is so comforting to us and Cliff smiled as we read it to him this morning!
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.