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Friday, May 6, 2011

Reunited and it Feels so Good

Now we know I'm feeling much, much better: I found my thumb again! This is an exciting milestone in my recovery.

And another sure sign that I'm recovering nicely: All of the sedation is out my little system and I'm back to my sleepless, party animal ways. I am making up for being down under two and a half days, anesthetized and sedated. So far, I've only slept one hour in the last 14. Last night I really returned to myself, waking up every few hours and awaking the other babies in the ward with my whimpers. Actually, that was out of revenge. Earlier in the night, many of them wailed and prevented mommy from sleeping (she needs way more hours than I do) so I thought I'd get them back at 2 a.m. and then again from 4:30 a.m. until 6 a.m. 

I sure know how to ruin a good night's sleep, so don't mess with me. Hopefully those babies learned their lessons and will sleep better tonight.

Also my appetite has returned with full force. I have upped my latte intake from grande to vente to trente! And I'm supplementing with jarred baby food and, to be really gastronomically adventurous, hospital food! 

I took the opportunity to break out my first smile for mommy at 4:30 a.m. I thought I'd sugarcoat the situation since she didn't look too happy about the earliness of the hour. 

Abba helped to transfer me out of ICU yesterday

I was transferred into that cage in the background. Help!

I still had a few remaining tubes attached to me

This was for O2. I allowed it to stay for a little while.

After a nice nap I yanked it out

Dee came to visit me! Ben and Elan too, but Elan was too busy
flirting with Zia Em on Skype to talk to me.

Another milestone is when I reached out for Abba's hand. Awww...


  1. Without that breathing tube I now have complete access to your cheeks.

  2. Beautiful...beautiful...kisses to all of you.

  3. I'm just shocked that Gong Gong commented on a blog!!!

  4. You go Daniel!!!! Bless you.

    Margaret & Elliot

  5. Thank you Daniel! This is the BEST Mother's Day gift ever...not only for your Mommy ( and Abba), but for ALL of your other mommies in spirit who have been praying non-stop for you.
    Love, Rodlyn