Tuesday, July 28, 2009


This weekend dad left the hospital for the first time (that I know). He went to Trader Joes, and Barnes and Noble.

He did well, considering his complaints otherwise.

You're getting there Dad. Stay strong.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Taking it easy...

He's slowly making progress. He's nowhere near the levels he was before the seizure, but isn't fighting the tests and exercise.

He's only answering yes or no questions, mostly with nodding. He's only said one thing without being solicited: "My head feels good."

Friday, July 10, 2009

Eyes open...

Unresponsive to external stimuli.

Although Chloe did mention to him after watching him scratch, "It's good to see you're aware enough to know when your balls itch."

Last night he was still mostly out of it. The CT scan results came back, showing no sign of stroke or other damage, for which I'm thankful. At this point it's just another waiting game within a waiting game.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

He's not waking up.

Dad started in with seizures last night.

He's not breathing well on his own so they're reattaching the "bigger" trach tube and hooking him up to the ventilator.

He's not awake, and they can't wake him up with drugs or otherwise. He can react some to external stimuli, but it's minimal.

I don't know much else. I will post more if anything changes.

Please send those good thoughts today. They're needed.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Message from Mom

Thank you for all the prayers and positive energy; many of your prayers have already been answered.

Since Wednesday July 1st I have seen my husband walk down seven steps and after a short rest, determined to build up his stamina and rebuild his muscles, turn around and climb the seven steps. He has walked 40 feet using nothing but a small lap table for support. He is accomplishing these feats while being in the worst funk imaginable and trying to fake a positive attitude.

Without the love, support and prayers of of his family and friends Wayne would not be with us today.

Thank you for keeping us in your thoughts and in your prayers.
Much love,
Lucy Kestermont

No. They're not Gallagher fans.