Thursday, May 21, 2009

Thursday May 21, 2009
Day 23

When the world says, "Give up,"
Hope whispers, "Try it one more time." ~Author Unknown

As we stand watch, we see small signs that our course is true
and the storm will pass, landfall is out there over the horizon.

Daniel had a good night. There are no orders for an angiogram
today. The shunt is still performing as expected, if this continues
the first temporary catheter will be removed.

This morning, Dawn, Daniel's ICU nurse, indicated that the last
Doppler test showed that the vasospasms had decreased. This may
only be temporary, but it is a step toward eliminating the spasms. It
appears the medication is taking effect. This test is conducted daily.

Another sign. Daniel is given a pressure test to each hand and foot to
assess reflexive responses. His arm and leg responses have been positive.
That is, he tends to 'pull' or react to the stimulus.

Margarita and Victor want to express their appreciation to the many
business clients that have voiced, or through cards, their heartfelt concern and
support for Daniel and his family. Daniel is now in their prayers.

Victor has been trying to iron out the glitches that people have experienced in
trying to 'post' a comment.

Breaking News:
Fernando Vega (Lola's dad) received his Social Science Teaching Credential
today!!! Felicidades Nando! Daniel will certainly be very proud
of Nando's achievement.

Many have shared their belief that Daniel's heart is the source of his
strength and courage. Solid faith that these characteristics will prevail.
Experiencing his zest for life and infectious enthusiasm has left us
living vicariously through his adventures. We look forward
to the next opportunity to 'hang out' with him, Cathy, and his kids.
I'll close today's post with a quote from Eduardo Galeano that describes
persons that 'blaze with life'........persons like Daniel.

"Each person shines with his or her own light. No two flames are alike.
There are big flames and little flames, flames of every color.
Some people’s flames are so still they don’t even flicker in the wind,
while others have wild flames that fill the air with sparks.
Some foolish flames neither burn nor shed light,
but others blaze with life so fiercely that you can’t look at them without blinking,
and if you approach you shine in the fire." Eduardo Galeano

Keep the prayers comin'
Take care of one another


Alfredo Vega
Fernando Vega
Victor Vega
Felipe Angeles
Armando Vega
Fernandito Vega
Armida Pimentel
Ruby Vega
Eric Pimentel
Doroteo Arango
Irene and Jesse Lopez
Rudy Aguilar
Esperanza and Jerry
Roberto and Olga Chavez
Oscar Vega (Chula Vista)


  1. As everyone else has said, you and Victor are doing an amazing job of keeping everyone up to date and keeping spirits up as well. I never relaized how comforting and uplifting a blog could be ☺ Every morning, evening and often in between I come to see what new developments there are and what new stories are posted. Even though the visits to the hospital are frequent, I love to visit the site for inspiration. Keep it up!

    XOXO, my heart is filled with love and strength for all of you.

    Sarah Vega (using my Dad's computer and he's logged in ☺)

  2. Thanks Sarah, and congrats to Nando on his teaching credential.