Hello Family and Friends,
We are so excited by Joe's progress tonight. I couldn't wait to tell you via my husband, Mark, who writes much better than me. Good news tonight:
fever is gone
the cat scan taken today looks good
he wrote with a marker
he put his arm around Ginny's waist and tried to pull her toward him
and . . .
the nurse came in and said "Hey, Dr. Leahy, I know you're so tired from all the work you've done today with PT, OT, and the nurses but can you wave to your family."
He promptly raised his arm and waved to us. I couldn't help but weep with joy. It was such a special moment as we were all in the room to see it--Ginny, her parents, my/Joe's parents, and me. We thank the Lord for this miraculous progress, and we thank all of you who are keeping Joe and our family in your prayers. Please keep praying for us and all the patients here are at Huntsville Hospital and especially keep praying for the families of Adriel Johnson, Gopi Padila, and Maria Davis who are grieving the loss of their loved ones.
I want to personally thank my family and friends and all the Jesuits at Creighton Prep and Creighton University who are praying for us in Omaha. I am especially grateful to my graduate students and colleagues who are covering my classes at the University of Nebraska at Omaha so that I can be here with Joe, Ginny, and family. Happy 4th year anniversary, Eric and Jillian, and hope your college interviews went well at SLU, Phil. Mark, thanks for holding down the fort in Omaha. Love you all, Mom/Lisa/Joe's sister.