Matthew is doing better today than he was yesterday. He is still not talking and moving seems to be very painful for him but he stays awake for up to an hour at a time and seems to enjoy the Phineas and Ferb episodes on Disney. Actually it is more me who is enjoying the P and F and he just tolerates my giggling. He also enjoys me kissing his face although he will not smile or laugh like he once would. He did eat about a dozen donut holes (glazed) and consumed them as if there was some sort of donut hole bugler on the loose. He barely moves until the donut is within reach and then he grabs it and shoves the entire thing into his mouth and commences the chewing process. All that's left afterward are remnants of glaze on his shirtless chest that were lucky enough to escape the carnage.
Claire came up to the hospital today and got to visit with Matthew which she loved. She misses him so much and was so excited to spend time with him. I know seeing him must have been tough for her. I have a pic but I am lacking the motivation to get off this chair.
I cannot describe the feeling that Nicole and I are feeling right now. Waiting 2 weeks to get some indication whether this is going to work is gut wrenching. We are feeling like we are crawling out of our skin and constantly want to vomit. The staff here at CMH has become like family to us and they care for Matthew as if he was their own. I will try to get some more pics tomorrow. Here is one from the Bott's blog.
Here is another one of my favorites from a while ago. Matthew's smile is priceless.