Heaps of Brevity

Crisis, as juncture

   Thu, October 20, 2005 - 7:32 PM
I had one third of a conversation with Ry this afternoon. He is in and out of consciousness, trying to interact with his environment, and I think he's frustrated at

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not being able to respond in ways he's ccustomed to. I had to hold back tears when he opened his right eye, looked at me and said, "Peter." The doctor said that leaving the Intensive Care Unit is forseeable, and if so, will involve a move to the neurological ward. There seems to be some kind of loss of control over the left eye. The doc said there's not enough data yet to say if that is permanent or not.

I feel privileged that Ry's mom allowed me to remain present for the discussion with the doctor. I'm happier than I've been all week. Ry's mom is chipper, too. Ry is a bit happier once I understood that the room was too bright for him and arranged for dimming.

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Thu, October 20, 2005 - 9:03 PM
Wow, Peter, this is such incredible news. I'm so glad that you are able to be close to Ryefield and to see his amazing progress. He must also be so relieved to see you and to feel your presence through all of this.
Thu, October 20, 2005 - 9:43 PM
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Woohoo, yay yay yay yay... what great news.... Thanks for being there for Rye and for us Peter. You are one of the best people I know........
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Fri, October 21, 2005 - 3:08 PM
petter That is great I am so glad that you are there to be by Ryes side, and be there for him, and in the long run you are able to inform us on how Rye is doing. I hope you are doing well, I hope Ryes' mom finds that book useful. I am sending alot of love out to help Rye and surrport everyone in this time of need. Tamacinn