Friday, July 4, 2008

Update Friday, July 4

Paul continues to progress with his recovery. He has more wakeful moments when he seems much more aware of his surroundings and his movements are increasing. Yesterday, he began putting his hand on his face, feeling his mouth and nose, and rubbing his eyes and the back of his neck. (Many of the same mannerisms we've all seen after a particularly challenging meeting with a client or bad shot on the golf course.) He also has progressed from wiggling his toes to now moving his legs and even lifting them up and often crossing them. Please continue positive thoughts and prayers for Paul throughout the weekend. His room overlooks Fair Park so I'll be watching the fireworks display here and can't wait until next year when Paul, Buzz, and I can watch them together. Have a good weekend and stay safe!



dj said...

Oh wow -- super progress! Not much longer now!

-- DJ at InterLegis

Sarah said...

awesome progress!

--the pucci's

anne said...

yes, WOW!!!! What a trooper you are, Paul! We're so proud of you ... keep up the progress!

Anonymous said...

That's awesome news Patty, thanks for letting us know. But if Paul wants to see fireworks after the 4th, all he has to do his look at his new tacky bed socks!


a-townblog said...

We are so happy to hear of your progress Paul. Keep it up! We continue to pray for you and Patty and Buzz every day!

Amy & Ty Anderson

Jane Jack said...

Way to go Paul. Keep up the increased movements! The prayers are working. We continue to pray for your healing and restoration.
-Jane Jackson

Bobo's Slave said...

Wow Wow Wow! I've strong feelings that he's going to wake up very very soon!

Dena said...

That's such great news! I am so happy for you guys, everyday Paul seems to be making great strides in his recovery. Yeah!

Mim said...

wonderful news. Brain injuries take awhile to heal, its like the brain needs to use all it's energy to heal, and leave the outside world alone.
Praying for his full recovery.

TommyB said...

I am glad to hear the great news! I am continuing to pray that Paul will wake up. Blessings to the Jerde Family

Art said...

Boffo Paul. I think of you every day.


Anonymous said...

I review this site daily and want for words of wisdom. Here is a "prayer for recovery" and I hope it helps you pray for GOD'S WILL, FORGIVENESS AND STRENGTH!!

I thought of you so much today
I went to God in prayer,
To ask Him to watch over you
And show you that I care.
My prayer for you was not for rewards
That you could touch or feel,
But true rewards for happiness
That are so very real.
Like love and understanding
In all the things you do,
And guidance when you need it most
To see your troubles through.
I asked Him for good health for you
So your future could be bright,
And faith to accept life's challenges
And the courage to do what's right.
I gave thanks to Him
For granting my prayer
To bring you peace and love.
May you feel the warmth in your life
With God's blessings from above.

PAUL~ WAKE UP!! You are VERY blessed.

Anonymous said...

Hey Paul~

We lit up quite a firework display in your honor ~ It was called The Jerdified Explosion 2008!

It was spectacular - just like you!

Keep up the great progress!

Calvert Family

Anonymous said...

That's absolutely awesome, Patty. It sounds like Paul is really progressing and it will be any day now when he opens his eyes! Thanks for the updates...I share them often with the "Florida team" (a.k.a. my family and friends) that is praying for Paul.

Love you,

Kathy Nichols said...

Praise God! Praise God! Praise God! I check your blog every day and I'm overjoyed by Paul's continued progress. You guys are THE TEAM!!

Love you guys,
Kathy Nichols

Molly said...

Patty, what great news and a huge encouragement. We are back in town and I can't wait to see you and how well Paul is doing. I will bring some Pom Poms! :)