My brother just called to tell me that his mother-in-law has now opened both eyes, can squeeze your hand, has given the “thumbs-up” sign, is off the ventilator and breathing on her own, and can obviously feel pain.
What I didn’t explicitly describe in yesterday’s post is that the fluid build-up in Big T’s brain was so severe that it had pushed her brain over to the right side of her head. The doctors had never seen anything like it, and it is why they expected that Big T would never come out of her coma, and why, if she possibly did, she’d be so severely brain-damaged.
As I write this, I’m shaky and goose-bumpy. I don’t know what will happen from here on out, but I am overwhelmed by Big T’s response. What I do know is that my brother and sister-in-law were preparing themselves for a funeral, and now they have hope again…
…good God Almighty!
©Maria K. Benning, M.Ed., FPRH