Monday, April 18, 2011

Day 4

Almost 4 days since Vanessa's accident. We spent Saturday fairly close to home so we could be there for John. He's coping minute to minute and living for updates from V's aunt as she waits in Boston Medical Center with V's parents. There was really no news yesterday except that they work around the clock to maintain stability. The injuries are so severe that her entire body is swollen and she remains in a deep coma. The family, V's close friends and John have arranged a meeting at LM's house on Wednesday evening and it looks like V's parents will be there. We will know more then. It will be helpful for everyone involved.

In other weekend news, I spent a nice part of Saturday with Teddy and dear DIL, Alison. We had a nice lunch and then visited the Cape Cod Children's Museum in Mashpee. I will have a few pictures of that for you tomorrow.

Saturday evening LM, John and I collaborated on a delicious shrimp dinner with asparagus and a lovely salad with Boston lettuce, orange slices and strawberries. It was really delicious and we did some good talking around the dinner table. Yesterday, we all collaborated on a brunch, and then did a lot of work in the house before going out to buy and plant some pansies. They look so nice and the smiling faces were dancing in the April winds.

This just in: John received a call from the hospital with an update on Vanessa.
She was wakened briefly from the coma today and could acknowledge that she knew where she was, and that the pain was severe. They had to immediately place her back in the coma, but her presence of mind is so full of hope for us all.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU for all the great help with your prayers and thoughts. We are so grateful to have gotten this far!!


Retired English Teacher said...

That last bit of information was so hopeful. I think it is good that you are going about your daily routine and enjoying the time you have together while making plans for the future.

judemiller1 said...

I will continue to pray that God hold Vanessa in the palm of His hand and help her heal.

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

She will continue to be in my prayers ♥

Anonymous said...

What a good sign that the was able to awaken and let the doctors she understands. Am still praying for her many times a day. whenever she pops in my thoughts. Miracles do happen, lets hope we have one here...debbie.

Linda said...

That is such good news. I always feel like you can deal with the physical as long as the mental is in good shape. I know that's not actually true but the mental is always my first concern.