Day 176 - April 25, 2018
Today was the 2nd in a row that Denny was calmly waiting for me to arrive, “calmly” being the operative word....just another sign that he continues to improve because he has typically been calling for me instead.😊 Now yesterday, and I saved this for today since I wanted nothing to take away from the big “kicking” news we were able to share, he asked me if I knew “The Rock”. Being that I’ve been married for 42 years to a he-man tough guy, of course I know who “the Rock” is; I even know his real name is Dwayne Johnson @therock I told him I did and asked why he wanted to know.
He then proceeded to tell me he had recently been making a movie with him. This was even better than traveling to Japan, right? I couldn’t help giggling; forget the gentle return to reality, this was hilarious and I told him so. “Really, Den? You’re a sneaking away from the hospital in the middle of the night to go make action movies with The Rock?” It didn’t take too long before the absurdity of that even began to sink in to him and we were both laughing uproariously. When Beckie showed up we got to stir those endorphins up again. We didn't miss the opportunity to poke a little fun with this one throughout the afternoon.
The “movie poster” was the end result of a creative mind and kids who knows how to work such magic. I’m thinking we should blow it up to full movie poster size as incentive to get back in shape. 😎
Enough....it was pretty funny though. What will that awakening mind think of next? Marcela came to the room with Jerry this morning to show him some additional leg exercises he can do to help capitalize on those new leg movements. Plus, Den was really a help putting weight on his legs when transferring from bed to chair and back again. All that is great progress!
I was euphoric today, and all of the staff who came into the room were equally excited to see the newly awakened leg. There was “way to go Coach!” and high-fives all day long. There is little doubt as to Who we give credit to....John 15:7 is displayed prominently above Denny’s bed. #survivor #survivordenny #stroke #miracle #miracleman