Thursday, June 18, 2009

June 17th Day #50

At times, life"s path
seems filled with things
that make the going rough,
and we wish there were
a smoother road,
for we feel we've had enough.......
But, if we pause a moment
and remember Who's in charge,
The hills that loom ahead of us
no longer seem so large,
And every rock before us,
when we know we're not alone,
Becomes, not just a stumbling block,
but one more stepping stone.
-Emily Matthews

Today, Daniel had another restful night. John E. was able to be by his bedside and see what it was like to spend a night at Sharp Memorial. Did you rest well? Did all the sounds of the machines and the nurses coming in and out of the room wake you? It takes a pretty deep sleeper to get a restful night with all that noise. Thanks John!!
Daniel continues to have periodic bouts of "storming" and nurses continue to give him Ativan medication to alleviate this. Eyes shut for most of the day, Daniel did open them here and there. Still no report when next surgery will be scheduled. My relatives from Bogota, Colombia arrived a couple of days ago and were anxious to visit Daniel at the hospital. My uncle Jaime said that when he talked to him he felt he was listening to what he had to say.
Daniel's daughter Olivia Mia turned 16 years old today. Happy Birthday Mija!!!! I hope your day was special, we all love you very much!!!!!! I know Dad would've been proud of you today!

Once again, thanks to all who come and visit Daniel and take time out of their busy schedules to support him and the family.



  1. Hi Cathy,

    Did not sleep at all that night. Just stayed up w/ my friend and talked. He did good. We pulled an all nighter just like when we were young and good looking. Well, he still is. See you soon.

    P.S. Happy B-day Olivia!!! Hope you passed your driving test.


  2. I must have just missed you yesterday, I left around 12:oo at night. He did look good. I was happy to see him so nice and relaxed, it was hard to leave his side. Thanks for keeping him company the rest of the time.
    peace, Alfredo