I've decided to set up a blog to help keep everyone updated on Lynn's progress. I want to thank everyone for their prayers and kind thoughts. Since I haven't always been able to answer each of your calls and texts, you can get updates on the blog. Please feel free to comment as I will be sharing this blog with Lynn as he recovers.

Also, posts before March 28 will say they were posted by my daughter because we set up the blog under her email address.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Sorry I haven't posted lately. There really isn't much to tell. Lynn is about the same. We have some very encouraging days like the one I described in the last post, and then we have some not so encouraging days. It is difficult to judge progress when I am there every day. People who only see him once a week or so say they can tell differences. Today was a sleepy day. It seems as though we have a couple of more alert days and then they are followed by a couple of sleepy days. Tomorrow we are planning to try a voice valve on his trach. This allows the person to breathe in through the trach, but not out. They have to exhale through their mouth and nose. This is the next step before we plug the trach and then the next step would be to remove the trach. Wish us luck! On another note, many of you know that his daughter Heather is getting married in June. With Lynn in a coma and unable to communicate with us, this poses a problem. I am not familiar with all of the people Lynn would want to invite to the reception, never mind addresses. There are alot of people that I only know on a first name basis or that I don't know at all that we should invite, so I am asking for your help. Please send us your name and address and if you don't know me well, your association with Lynn. I realize this is very unusual, but I'm not sure how else to do this. I've actually thought about posting something in the paper so people won't feel left out. You can send your info and anyone else you think I should know about to Heather at heatherkraaima@yahoo.com. Thanks in advance for your help, and thanks again for all of your support.