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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Moving Day

While my voice is working on regaining full capacity, at least my writing is still prolific. Today it won't be as voluminous as usual, however, since we are all sleepy. But I just wanted to report that today, at about 11:15 a.m. I was transferred to the regular ward at the hospital. Bye, ICU! I had fun while I was there, but it was time to move on.

Now my parents have to be parents again. Someone has to be by my side 24/7 to watch me, feed me, change my diaper and entertain me. The nurses' contact with me is very minimal. 

And I am returning more and more to myself as each moment passes. I still fiercely battle sleep, but once I get there I sleep for long swaths of time. I haven't really smiled yet, although Mimi claims I smiled at her. Mommy insists she gets the first smile and since don't want to get in the middle of this so I won't say whether that was a true smile or not. I have expressed some other emotions, like anger when not fed on time, and a pout or two. Plus I blew raspberries at Dee, who with Elan and Ben visited me today.

I also made a few Skype appearances today - my first since Saturday. Zia Emilia, Aunt Beanie, Frannie May and Uncle and Aunt M&M got to see me in my new room already. 

I'm still wearing a small oxygen tube but it actually is nowhere near my nose since I pulled it away and according to the obnoxious beeping monitor, I'm fine. We haven't had that confirmed by a doctor yet, but it seems I am well on my way to recovery!

Photos and more info tomorrow. Lila tov!


  1. Amem little brave guy!!!!!!! We're praying for your quick recovery! Much love from the Willis.