Another week, halfway over. Amazing how days fly by, yet mesh together at the same time.
This week, so far, has been good to the Stow Family. Bryan got many visitors, both old friends and new. Jeremy Affeldt stopped by to see Bry, as did Dr. Gruen, the chief of neurosurgery at LAC.
On Monday, Bryan’s nurse informed us that Bryan actually opened his mouth when she told him she had to take his temperature. Later in the day, Dave and Bonnie got to see it twice, Bryan opened his lips slightly when she held the thermometer up to his eye level. The actual movement wasn’t huge, but the meaning was.
Every day, the nurses put Bryan in a cardiac chair, where he’s sitting up. His room has a TV, but when he’s up in his chair, there isn’t a lot of room so the TV is to Bryan’s left (which, is his most active arm). When the TV is on, Bryan is focused on it. So, Bonnie turned it off to try and get Bryan’s attention. She got his attention; he turned his head to her…however, his left arm then slowly moved up, and out. Towards the TV. We honestly believe he wanted to turn the TV back on! (Must have been an exceptionally good episode of American Chopper). Usually, his arm goes up, or down…not out.
We want to let everyone know that everyday we are so thankful for the support and the words of kindness. As we said before, we have taken over this site in its entirety. We have spent time going through the emails and the notices and found ones that maybe weren’t responded to or there was a delay in response. We just want to let everyone know that we are working through them and we apologize for the delay!!! On a side note…in one of the emails, a supporter had written a poem for Bryan. It brought tears to our eyes and we wanted to share it with all of you.
A Prayer for Bryan (Stow)
He has the love of family and many a friend
After a ball game it almost came to an end
A crime committed against him that outraged us all
His spirit is strong, not willing to fall
The country rose up to help care for his needs
Strangers showed compassion and good deeds
The angels in heaven whispered "Bryan just wait"
The Giant's Ball Park, you'll enter their gate
A call for your soul will happen another time
Stay strong and fight, you are in your prime
Something good always comes from that which is evil
Many lessons are learned after tragedy and upheaval
We pray for your future, good health and happy days ahead
One day you'll wake up and get out of your bed
Continue to heal and draw on the love that surrounds
Your Face Book page with new friends abounds
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