Tuesday, April 19, 2011

For Vanessa

Yesterday was exciting when Vanessa was wakened from the coma for a brief time. As I added to yesterday's post, she was able to nod that she understood where she was and that she was in a lot of pain. She woke on her own later in the day, as well.
We really look forward to more news when the family gathers with many friends and us at LM's tomorrow night. We do know that the doctors plan to begin repair surgeries on Friday. First will be to wire her jaw as it is broken in numerous places.
In the meantime, John is working very hard on plans for a fundraising concert to be held in a few months, and Vanessa's aunt has started a Facebook page where more news will be available. The page is called V's Angels, if anyone is interested. The photo on the page is of Vanessa and really captures her beautiful smile.
We are all very grateful for all your love, caring and prayers. We can feel the energy and support.
Meanwhile Ms G is doing her best to keep us "light" and smiling. She'll be here tomorrow to see you!


Retired English Teacher said...

This is very good news!

MBG said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear about Vanessa's accident! So glad that there is encouraging news today. I hope that she will make a complete recovery.

Miss G continues to be a delight! She makes me smile. Thanks for all the pix of her.


Anonymous said...

Sending positive thoughts, hoping all goes well with the surgery on Friday. I will be at the Funeral, but know I will be thinking and praying for Vanessa...debbie

Victoria said...

So happy to hear that Vanessa was able to respond appropriately and awake on her own! That is VERY, VERY positive news in light of her head injury.

When my nephew began to awake from his coma after 4 months we were all deeply grateful when he knew who he was, where he was, why he was there and who we all were. Thankfully his long term memory is pretty intact. There are a few holes but nothing major. His issues are in the area of being behaviorally appropriate which is very difficult for him and those around him to deal with. It's hard to understand how a nearly 30 yr. old man can't behave in socially appropriate ways when he is fine in other ways. Such is the mystery of a traumatic brain injury.

I continue to pray for Vanessa and her recovery and pray for all of you to be able to remain strong and hopeful.