Monday, November 2, 2009

Another tidbit

We'll try not to overwhelm you with posts, but we wanted to share some more good news: Bill did have a reflexive response when the doctors started lifting him out of his medically paralyzed state: he coughed and has had some facial movement and is wiggling his toes a bit. All very welcome signs. He's still heavily sedated, so we won't expect him to be interacting anytime soon, but we're happy he's responding to stimuli.

He's now getting that tandem pump put in, so we won't have any more substantive updates for at least an hour while if all goes well.


  1. Stay strong, Bill! We're all pulling for you at the office.

  2. Hi Katie,

    Thanks for posting the updates, my thoughts are with Billy. Hoping for a full and speedy recovery. I will be in chicago on Nov. 16, hope he's up for a visitor by then.

    (houseboy on Concord 1995-99)

  3. Get better Bill! I'll be over as soon as you're up for visitors!


  4. I'm keeping you in my thoughts Bill, and I'm hoping for a full and speedy recovery. All my best.

    Carol Threlkeld

  5. Billy the big red rubber ball will bounce up soon. He is in my prayers!

    From CRCA

  6. Bill,

    I'm thinking about you and hope you get well soon.


  7. Can't wait to hear your take on things, when you recover! Sending nothing but good thoughts your way!


  8. Bill-
    Sending you good juju from Seattle.
    Hope your recovery is speedy.

  9. Kate, Thanks so much for keeping us all in the loop. So glad to see how many loving friends and family are pulling for him.

    Bill, can't wait to see you again, man! You will pull through this. Hearts are overrated, anyway. Enjoy the rest. Mark

  10. Thank you for being smart enough to call 911!

    Looking forward to long walks on the beach,without smoking or eating bacon...with you in the tiara,of course.

    I'm talking to the universe for you man.