Monday, February 23, 2009

Out of the Dark

The doctors turned off Victors' paralytic drugs at about 11 am in response to low blood pressure issues. As of the writing of this post, he is doing fine. His vital signs look great. And, because he is off these medications we have seen him move his arms and open his eyes. We are not sure how aware he is of what is happening, but we are very excited to see him trying to move. If all goes well tonight (and they don't have to turn the medications back on) the effects of these medications should be completely gone by morning. We are anxiously looking forward to tomorrow and to Victors' continued recovery.

We are so thankful for the many prayers that have been offered on Victors' behalf, please continue to pray for him because there is still a long way for him. We are especially thankful and grateful, and give all credit to our Heavenly Father for the blessing he has bestowed on Victor, what a miracle!

Keep fighting Victor and may Gods continued blessings be upon you.


  1. Hubert Humphrey once said, "The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love."
    and Victor, you have both!
    I love you!!! And I'm so excited for you to wake up!!

  2. This is the best news! I hope you can feel our love and the love of all the family and friends who are praying for you. We feel like we are witnessing a miracle: "With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible" (Matt 19:26).
    Love, Merrily

  3. Christine just left the hospital and called me to give me an update. You are doing great! I have been sick so won't be up to see you till I am better as I don't want to share my germs. Keep fighting!!! did you ever think you would hear so many people tell you to keep fighting lol
    Love the Williams

  4. I'm so proud of you Victor! I would have liked to stay with you today but I needed to pick up the kiddos. Relax your mind so you body can continue this fight, you are doing great!

    Carrie, Roman, Melissa (and anyone else who is feeling sorrow): Don't forget that eveyone is here for you too....we know this could be a long road ahead for you and would like to support you in anyway we can. Victor needs you to be strong and healthy for him so remember to take care of yourself and ask when you need help, stress relief, errands done, or just a break!
    We love you all,
    Christine and Family

  5. this is so wonderful. we love you. keep up the fight. we will keep praying. aloha aunty

  6. Hey victor we miss you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    im always thinking about and praying 4 you=)
    I cant wait to see the victor i know i love how you always mannage to put a smile on everyones face even if you are spitting on MY windows.
    (dont do that by the way)
    Well come back soon to your second house at the shoemakers<3
    Love ya.

  7. So we are gathered once again this evening, manny & his mom, paul, chele, justin, colten, ethan, Mrs Yvette,(pat's at home doing homework),Nate Missy, Roman and me of course. So the Dr's told Robert today that if he maintains his progress that they might open up the flap on his head and put the bone plate back in his skull and remove the plug sensor.
    he was extremely responsive to Dr. Moran today, she ran him through a bunch of sensory tests and completed and passed them all. You could see Victor getting upset over the activity that he didn't like, when she pinched the inside of his thigh he triend to move his leg and body away. Such an exciting day with great gains and strides for him.
    Keep fighting Vic.

  8. WOW!!!!!! Keep it up, Victor!!!!!!

  9. Yay Victor! This is such great news. We love you and continue to pray for you and your family. Lucy

  10. So glad he his condition is improving. I knew he was a fighter! We'll continue to keep him in our prayers! Go Victor!!

  11. Please let us know if we can help at all. We just live up the street! Your family is in our prayers.
    Robin & Christian Markanich

  12. Victor - it is so good to hear of your progress. Keep up the good fight.
    God Bless you and your family,
    Hal G & Family