Great, Great News!
Joe wrote his first and last name! Stephen will scan it in and post it later. We all are amazed especially as he can't open the right eye and he's very nearsighted with his left eye. The nurse put the paper on a clipboard and then gave him the pen so he was writing with his right arm extended and not able to see very well. Keep this in mind when you see the signature
We were also told that they would be trying to get Joe into a cardiac chair tomorrow--not sure what this means exactly.
Other good news is that Joe has been off the ventilator all day and is wearing a trach collar.
He's nodding and shaking his head. He did his own physical therapy workout today for Ginny and even bent his knees and lifted both legs together to his face, lifting his hip. Ginny was so excited and thought Joe was trying to show her that he was doing okay--that he was strong.
Lastly, Joe leaned forward and gave me a kiss today after I told him I loved him--that was the 1:30 visit--at the 4;30 visit he did the same to Stephen.
We are all very, very grateful and awestruck at the progress he's made. When he signed his name, his nurse yelled it and the other nurses came to see; they were all very teary eyed and excited to show us his surprise.
All for now.
Lisa Leahy Scherer