Day 25 – Onward and Upward

Hello to all!

Today during our visit, Matthew was awake for almost all of it, but looked worn out.  The doctor said that today they started him on another medication for a while to help Matthew with his hallucinations.  However, progress was made today in spite of Matthew trying to adjust to the new medication.  Dan and I brought Matthew some ice cream, which is his absolute favorite.  He did a very good job and although he ate slowly, he polished it off.  He also did well taking in fluids while we were there, which is a big improvement since yesterday.  The nurse was surprised because she said that he hadn’t wanted to take anything from them today.  Matthew, in spells, certainly tried speaking to us.  He obviously had a lot on his mind and he was determined to continue talking until we could get what he was trying to say.  When we tried to explain to him why he was having a hard time getting his thoughts out and across to us, and that he needed to rest, that he was safe, and that he was so strong and doing great… he didn’t want to hear it.  He was adamant to make us understand what he wanted to say.  I guess we need to remember what the doctor told us a few days ago, that we need to have patience and give Matthew time to rest.  We are keeping it short tonight.  Not much else is new with Matthew at the moment.  We will take a day of progress and no new problems any day!

The weather here today started out with rain, then the sun was out beautiful for a couple of hours, then a violent thunder storm, then sun, and now it has been raining for hours.

We are so very grateful for the daily blessings that God is bestowing upon Matthew and the continuous devotion from all of you to Matthew, Dan and I! 

We love and miss you all!  May God Bless you all always!

Forever Grateful,



7 Responses to “Day 25 – Onward and Upward”

  1. so glad to hear things are looking up for you…keep the good news coming.

  2. Kathi Salvatore says:

    It’s so good to hear Matt is doing better each day. Just try to take it one day at a time and continue to be strong. God Bless you guys!

  3. Judy Hopkins says:

    Dear Nancy,
    I’m so very happy to hear that Matthew has taken such great strides towards his new life. It must be so amazing, after everything you watched him go through, to be able to hear him speak and watch him smile again. Hopefully, from here on out there will be nothing but positive news.
    All my love and prayers,

  4. Hi!
    When you said that Matt had “polished off” his ice cream it made me smile.
    I’m so glad that he’s doing well. I know that we’ve all been praying for him, and when he’s not doing well, it certainly strikes a spot in our hearts (I can’t even imagine how you guys feel!). So seeing that he’s doing well was so nice. I’m really happy for your family today. I hope you feel some relief and are rekindled with hope.

    Much Love,
    Ashley M.

  5. Patti Andoscia says:

    Wonderful, wonderful news! Keep it up Matt!

  6. jed barton says:

    You guys are awesome! Matthew my friend, you’re going to be home before you know it bud. You guys are the best.

    Jed and the mix team

  7. Cliff says:

    Good to hear things are moving in the right direction. Do you know if he is cured yet?

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