January 12th, 2011 by Conor
It’s 10:19 PM. I’ve been in room 5109 with Ellen for the last hour. We’ve been reading the site and catching up on all of these crushes that have come out of the woodworks, but that’s beside the point. Danny hadn’t been given any paralytics since 6 PM. His legs started to move and bend. Ellen and I held his right and left hand softly talking to him, words of encouragement. A tear fell from his left eye and then another from his right. He’s here. Paul, our nurse tonight, came in for a neuro exam and got Danny to open his eyes. Not all the way open, but more than we’ve seen him do. He slowly moved his eyes to the left. This is something we haven’t seen yet. As Ellen and I watched anxiously at his bedside Danny gave Paul a good squeeze with his right hand and a faint squeeze with his left. On top of all of this action, Danny gave the thumbs up! Then Paul told him he was “rockin” and asked him if he was in pain. Danny replied with yet another thumbs up. While we still don’t know the extent to Danny’s injury, these small things are really good signs. Keep rockin Danny!!