Word from the ICU this evening is that Rob continued to move more and more throughout the afternoon and early evening. He seemed to be trying hard to open his eyes but can't quite do it yet. Other great signs are that he started coughing and once raised his head up off the bed. I was so happy to hear this report tonight. It shows that there is brain activity and that he's still fighting hard. He was acting agitated, and they don't want him to move too much, so he is now sedated again.
Aunt Lori told me there were so many visitors pouring in all evening, mostly his sweet friends. They were holding his hand, stroking his face, telling stories, and really loving on him. She said that the general sentiment is just so positive and that his friends are just sure he's going to make it...and I am too.
Any Modern Family watchers out there? Of course there are. Remember the Thanksgiving episode? There are dreamers and there are Pritchetts. I tend to be more of a Pritchett - or a realist, as I would say. But this morning I had to pull myself together and not let myself go to the dark side. Yes, his accident was extremely traumatic. Yes, he has a long way to go. But gosh darn it, he's gonna make it.