Victor is currently in surgery having his bone flap (the bone that was removed from his skull!) reinstalled. This morning before the surgery he looked good -- really good. The nurse tried to suction out his mouth and he gave her a glare of disdain and growled at her. He really hates that. It was funny and very much our Victor.
The past few days have been a mixture of good and bad. We've watched him rest and shared in his time of pain and restlessness. We've thoroughly enjoyed the moments when he is able to engage us with his eyes and when he touches and holds our hands.
About mid-day yesterday they finally remove the ventilator and feeding tubes in his throat. Some of us had tried to guess what day that would happen but no one guessed Tuesday because of the scheduled Wednesday morning surgery. His mom also had them remove the "other" tubes except for the one in his nose (side bar: I heard a rumor that a tube sticking out of your nose is the newest fashion statement). With the tubes removed we were anxious to hear him speak and of course late last night Victor came through! He said "ahhhuummmvvss." I think that's how you spell that.
Victor - we are all here, your family and friends, with the highest of hopes for you and praying constantly for your health to return and especially for God's blessings upon you. We LOVE you.