Dad’s little Angels disguised as his 4 year old Nieces, decided patience was not working so they took matters in hand last night. In their infinite wisdom, they ran into Dad’s room, vaulted the side rails like monkeys and jumped onto the bed and grabbed his hands and started shaking them up and down while yelling at him in German to” Wake Up, Opa” We were so shocked that no of us stopped them or reacted in time. Dad apparently knew they weren’t going to stop and opened his eyes long enough to see who had disturbed his peace and smiled. They wrapped themselves in his arms until he closed his eyes again. On and off throughout the night, he’s opened his eyes for minutes at a time and blinked yes and no to questions about pain or if he knew where he was or knew what had happened.
He didn’t remember leaving the house or Nieces finding him trying to get out of his recliner. So we tried to explain minimal details with him. He seems confused but recognizes us, so that’s a blessing and a start to recovery. Yes indeed, love works miracles and we’ll take every single little one along the way back for Dad. Just wanted you to know as soon as I got back. No one wanted to leave, but Dad doesn’t need to be overwhelmed yet.
Thanks again for all you prayers, thoughts, concerns and support for this extended journey. We are humbled by all the love we’ve received.
We expect some memory lapses, but we’ll deal with those as they pop up. The more he wakes up the more we know he will recover. Memories we can help recover or relearn. Dad’s fought this much, he’ll continue on no matter what he needs to do. Dad has always had a sense or feeling when he reads words from his friends, it’s been even stronger since he lost his voice.
His Nieces and he have had a special link since they were born, thankfully it was strong enough to get through all the darkness at the right time. Just knowing he is awake here and there makes all the tiredness disappear so quickly. We can see the light in his eyes when he wakes here and there and know we will have him back home soon. yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
Update on George/Georgie 10/21/2016
Wishing you all a Happy Friday and upcoming weekend. After much thought and consideration and conversations with multiple medical professionals from Mayo Clinic and Johns Hopkins, we have decided to make some changes to Dad’s treatment. We know his brain is working, how else would he be able to interact with us using Morse code? What’s confusing is that even after removing sedation, he still isn’t fully awake and there’s no physical or medical reason for remaining in a coma-like state. So we’ve been approached by neurologists with extensive experience in dealing with traumatic brain injuries in veterans. When all normal treatments fail to produce a needed result, you start trying something else. I won’t go into a bunch of technical explanations and clarifications. We figured Dad would do anything for us if our roles were reversed, so here goes.
We wanted to thank you in advance for all your unwavering support and the strength you give us with all your thoughts, concerns and prayers of love and compassion. Sorry it’s taken so long for this update. Life doesn’t always go by our plans, so we just take what happens and do the very best we can as we go along. Thank you again.
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I’m pretty sure Dad/George would want to support his friend in this endeavor. Thank you for showing your support and participating.
Sarah, George’s DaughterInLaw
Link for update on George
changing from passive to full court press with new exercise and treatment plan.
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Thanks, Charly, for all the support and thoughts for Dad and us. He’ll like hearing from yos. He still has a lot more stories to share, I’ll bet. c
Hey George, you better pull yourself out of this one
or I´m taking your swing,(I know you remember that one) and then is my time to sing.
Great man you are, Stay Frosty gent, almost forgot…..
I got a hot woman, you know I´m the new kind of a type of those Roman.
Say hello to my friend George, he is not in the best of situations
to say the least but he is George, he pulls out of anything you throw at him.
We are so humbled by your post and outpouring from others reached by you, Ms Amy to people we don’t know. Heck we’re lucky to have discovered Dad’s password much less know all the followers and people Dad follows. So thanks seem so inadequate but heartfelt. We will continue to stimulate Dad with all your posts and comments. Trying to replace Dad is something none of us feel adequate to do, but we’ll just try out best. TY so much for your understanding an patience with us. We are indeed humbled by this outpouring.
This post is dedicated to my friend George and his Clan:
Come, come fly with me
to the Land of Free
when troubles you see
and pain won’t flee …
Come, come fly with me
as together we touch
a Heav’n who Loves
us ever so much!
Photography/ “Come, Come” September 2016©AmyRose
Friends, I am reaching out to you today. A very dear friend of mine is now in a medical induced coma after he suffered an aneurysm and mini stroke. Some of you may know him. His name is George. If you know him, family are asking if you would write comments on his blog or even emails that they can read to him. Here is the link to georgeforfun taking you directly to the post his twin daughters wrote. The information you need to write is contained in this post.
Family is with him around the clock making sure his brain…
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Thursday George/Georgie update Thursday Sep 29, 2016
As we read posts from Dad’s social media accounts, we have noticed he starts blinking with his eyelids more and more as we read comments and posts from a lot of you. thank you for your love, support, thoughts and prayers. Dad’s a tough old Marine with a soft heart unless provoked to be otherwise. He’s always been there for us, now it’s our time to support him for as long as needed. NO bad news is GREAT NEWS…………………………. If you need to reach any of us, we…
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