The Beast is resting today. Although we’ve all been suffering over him for 8 days, this is only day 2 for him. Yesterday was a busy and chaotic day for him. He had a lot of love and reassurance from family yesterday, and he was truly grateful for us being with him. He kept saying that he is sorry to put us all through this. But even with all the love, we managed to wear him out completely. When I arrived this morning he hadn’t slept at all.
So, today is going to be a quiet day for him. And me! I literally fell asleep and had wild dreams with my head on his bed, holding his hand and rubbing his head. Rest=healing. And the dude has alot of healing to do.
Here’s a cute story his best friend Mike Nootbaar told me. Nootbaar was at his sons 5th grade graduation a few days ago. And there was one little girl in particular who received award, after award, after award. She got up to give a very heartfelt and mature speech about moving on to the next part of life. In her speech she used a wonderfully timely quote from Dr. Seuss. “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” If that wasn’t enough, it also just so happens that her last name is Fener.
That story made me smile. Not because anything in mine and Nicks life is “over” for certain. But because I do know that this accident marks the distinct beginning of a new and very different chapter in our lives together. And at this point, I have no idea where all of this will take us.
On a lighter note, last night, I was standing in the hallway waiting to get into the ICU. A kid was sitting there playing with a little video game thing with his Mom, when suddenly he let out two really loud and long farts! Totally reminded me of Fener!
Another sign that I’m going to get through this after all.