Hello to all,
When we went in to see Matthew today and we entered the room, Matthew said “Hi Mom”… and that was a first in thirty-one days. Dan and I feel so very blessed to see Matthew make a little progress each day. Although at this point in time he is too weak to stand, it is very encouraging that he can endure being transferred by the nurses into a recliner and then endure reclining back for a while. Matthew’s fever remains down and the doctors now feel that it was due to the severe intensity of the tremors that he was enduring for a few days that caused the fever (not an infection) and that his tremors were caused by a severe drug reaction. As of today, the new medication, that they started a few days ago, has been a great source of relief for his tremors. Matthew was much more relaxed today and slept a good portion of our allotted time with him. The nurses said that Matthew is doing better with drinking and eating pudding/yogurt.
I am truly sorry that I have not been able to respond to emails, but we have been asked for the past couple of days if it would be okay to send Matthew a card. We are happy to post again the address of the hotel we are staying at for those of you who would like to send Matthew a card. I know that it would bring great joy to Matthew, that by next week he will be able to enjoy reading the messages and hearing from all of you.
Matthew Irving Room #142
Victor’s Residenz-Hotel Saarbrücken
Am Deutsch-Französischen Garten
As Matthew will hopefully be leaving the ICU next week, it is better to mail cards to us at the hotel and then we will bring them to him, because it takes about a week to receive mail from the United States.
We love and miss you all. May God Bless you all always!