Monday, May 25, 2009 Memorial Day
There is no hope unmingled with fear,
and no fear unmingled with hope. ~Spinoza
Daniel had another restful night. According to Matt,
his 'numbers' (vital signs) are good and the medication
levels are still within norms. He is receiving antibiotics
to head off any risk of infections and they monitor his
respiration to keep him free from pneumonia.
Daniel is opening his eyes more often.
His responsiveness to pressure stimuli continues
to be good. At times it appears that he is about to wake
up. This will take time. We will be patient.
This seems like an appropriate time to repeat a quote
used in this blog a week ago or so:
"All human wisdom is summed up in two words:
wait and hope" Alexander Dumas
Regarding the 24/7 medical care Daniel has received-
Daniel has had two outstanding ICU nurses assigned
to his care in the last 4 days, they are Dawn and Matt.
Can't say enough about their attentiveness, empathy,
professionalism, and rapport with visitors.
Yesterday, Sunday, Daniel cleared a challenging hurdle
when the respiratory therapist allowed him to breath
on his own, unassisted. First, for two hours. Then another
hour, ...then another. Concerned that he might tire,
the therapist and Dawn were impressed that
he was strong enough to go for 9 hours!! ¡Andale Daniel!
Once again, attribute this to his physical condition prior
to April 29. Small steps in the right direction.
To allow recovery time from the 'work out', he was
placed back on the ventilator for the evening.
He will remain in ICU until he can breath on his own
unassisted. Once patients are free of 'ventilator'
assistance, they are moved out of ICU.
Reminder: visiting hours are from
8:30 AM to 7:00 PM and 8:30 PM to 7:00 AM
Daniel is in room 220.
Thanks for the many compliments regarding
this blog. Understandably, many of you have
demanding work and family schedules and your
only contact with Daniel has been through this
blog. The family appreciates your comments
and support. Gracias
More 'Breaking News' *******
Sunday, Danielito's futbol team, Temecula Hawks,
advanced to the Championship game with the
FC Heat from Escondido.
The tournament was the Poway Country Shootout,
Boys Under 11 Division. Game summary:
Regulation time score was: 0 -0
First extra time score: 0 - 0 .
Second extra time score: 0 - 0.....
So, it was on to penalty kicks. Is this exciting, or what?
Danielito and the Hawks win the game 3 -0 !!!!!!
Green Gold Champions for 2009!!
Danielito's team mates allowed him to bring the
Championship Trophy to show his dad. The trophy
will be in Daniel's room for the next few days.
Can you imagine Daniel's pride when he sees this!
Congratulations Danielito! We're so proud of you!
Susanna and Samantha Galvez
John John Gonzalez
Luis and Socorro Vega
Enrique Flores Sr.
Fernando and Sarah Vega
Alissa, Lil' Fern, and Julianna Vega
Jose Maria Morelos
Ron & Sandra Van Damme
Olivia, Reyna, and Natalia Van Damme*
*Olivia & Olivia Vega best friends since
3rd grade at UC Riverside elementary
Fernando Vega (Grandpa Fern)
Roberto and Olga Chavez