Day 31 – Music to My Ears

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
    66117 Saarbrücken

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!

Forever Grateful,



9 Responses to “Day 31 – Music to My Ears”

  1. Erikka E. says:

    Its so amazing what the Lord can do! I am so happy to hear that Mattew is doing better and hopefully he will continue to improve quickly.

  2. Shirley Dillwood says:

    Can’t think of anything more thrilling or heartwarming for a mother to hear then ‘HI MOM’. WELCOME BACK MATTHEW, praying that each day will better than the day before. God is definetly good. Shirley Dillwood

  3. Chris Mendonca says:

    Matthew, Dan and Auntie Nancy, Good News Comes to those who wait! We have prayed for such news for weeks (years, it seems). It is so good to hear you are out of bed and having some yogurt. Wish we were there to bring you an ice cream treat.
    We love you all.
    Ken, Chris, Kenneth and Kaila

  4. Judy Hopkins says:

    Dearest Nancy,
    I could not be more elated after reading today’s post. I’m sooo happy for you and your family and for Matthew that he has progressed so much. I can’t even imagine how amazing those first words were for you to hear. You guys have been through so much and your faith and determination has been inspiring to me in my own battle. G-d has given you a great miracle by bringing Matthew back to you and has given Matthew a great miracle by giving him a chance of having a life without pain. I will continue to pray that Matthew is able to hold on to that new life and that he makes a very quick recovery. Can’t wait to hear more good news.
    Love and prayers always,

  5. Kaila says:

    Yay Matthew! This is music to all of our ears as well. We would give anything to have matt back here with us and chatting us up again. Keep heading down the path you’re on, matt…I have a feeling its headed towards great happiness! We miss you all and can’t wait to see you back here with us. Keep up the good work, matt…we’re all so proud of how strong you’ve been.



  6. Denise T Zavota says:

    Will keep praying
    Hugs to all of you!
    Love – Frank and Denise

  7. Karie says:

    Nancy, Dan & Matthew,

    My husband & I have been following your blog for quite some time. While I’m sorry that we have not written to you sooner, I wanted to let you know that we have been praying for him (and the rest of you) all along.

    Even though we have never met Matthew, we are literally thrilled to tears to hear of his great progress! We’ll continue to keep him in our prayers and will celebrate with you as he returns home to lead a healthy life, which I know he will.

    I hope you don’t mind, but we added you to our blog so hopefully more people will hear his story and join in supporting you.

    God bless,

  8. Jessica Twite says:

    Matthew, Dan, and family :

    I am so happy for Matthew on this date. I ask Dan all the time how matthew is doing. and i am VERY pleased that he is talking and doing a lot better. i was almost in tears when dan told me he had a fever..i hoped and prayed that it wasnt an infection or anything. I was very relieved then you posted today it wasnt an infection :). YAY MATTHEW! Keep it up buddy!

    i know i’ve never met anyo f you but all of you are cared for deeply…

    With love..


  9. Rosemary says:

    Dear Nancy and Dan,

    I know what it is to hear “Hi Mom” after a son’s long coma. I have never met you but your blogs are so moving to me.
    God Bless all of you!


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