- My dad had his stroke February 7th. It a monthiversery, I guess. Two days late but the nineth (in the morning) is when my father had his brain surgery so there are many things happening. Many moments I am re-living right now.
- My father used to know sign language “back in the day.” He has since lost it, but my whole life he has signed the alphabet. You may think this isn’t a big thing but it’s huge. The first day he went into the hospital me and his friend were trying to figure out what he wanted. I had an epiphany. SIGN IT! He signed (and later wrote) “P-U-L-L.” I have been thinking about ASL for his language for a while. The only word I could think of that requires one hand and would be helpful was I-LOVE-YOU. It’s in the picture above you. There is another sing for “I love you” but it requires two hands and it is also the sign for hug. I liked showing him this sign because if you know the ASL alphabet it’s very easy to remember. All you have to remember is I-L-Y. The day I taught him he didn’t actually do it. In his defense it was a little late and he was very tired. Yesterday I found out from a nurse that he kept doing that but she didn’t know what that meant. It was a fun thing to know he remembered it.
- Also he snapped his fingers yesterday. That’s something he has been doing too. I find it really kind of awesome. To me, it feels like he does that because he wants to try to get as much going in his brain as possible.
- There are more updates from a medical stand point that I will post soon but I wanted to remember the good things.
They decided it was bettr. To do a CAT scan instead of a MRI. The doctors didn’t do until 7 today. My Brother and I didnt get to the hospital til about 8:30 we come in and his bed is gone. They did find tooth abseses whether that is the cause or not of his fever is still in question. I am glad my brother decided to have them do the scan. The doctors told us they didn’t think it was the cause of the fever but that a scan wouldn’t cause any harm to him.