Update – Danny is Rockin’

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!!

-Michelle

7 Responses to “Update – Danny is Rockin’”

  1. Annie Perley Says:

    Too funny about the multiple “crushes”…but let’s not forget the major one I had on Conor!!!

    Conor needs some love too you know :)

  2. John P Says:

    So good to hear of some improvement!

  3. Carol Says:

    Oh my god…..this GOT to me!
    Ellie, so glad you were there for that – take comfort, sweet sis.
    I love you!
    Keep rockin Danny!

  4. Cindy McNally-Blankenship Says:

    As the mother of one of Danny’s female friends (not sure she’s a crush but he’s definitely been a part of her life for many years) – just want to share how impressed I am with the prayer,support and love for Danny that has been shown by his friends and family. Connor, you’re amazing as well. I, too, teared up when I read the progress report – thumbs up – WAY AWESOME. Praise God.
    Hang tough Danny, Connor, friends and family.

  5. Scott Gaffney Says:

    Baby steps lead to walking which leads to striding which leads to running which leads to leaping. Good luck all, especially Danny!

  6. Laurie Trapasso Pochelon Says:

    Okay, make me cry. Sooo… glad to hear of more progress. Keep it coming.

  7. Cathy (Brown)Surette Says:

    My thumb went up when I read his post…truly wonderful news!! <3 <3 <3

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