In Today’s News….

Not much to update today…. breathing tube is still in. They aren’t sedating him tonight, so hopefully that means some progress in the morning. Again, I would rather take another day of status quo – than regressing in any way.

A funny quote from the Cosby Show that my dad used to tell me most nights….

I was able to get down there this evening and just sit and hold his hand for a little more than an hour. I sat and talked to him, and read a little bit – I was just there. The rhythmic sounds of the machines beeping, his ventilator “breathing”…. only occasionally disrupted by him moving around and squeezing my hand.

Shortly after I arrived, I heard a commotion in the area, a nurse calling for help in another room.  One of the nurses that caught me mid-faint the other day came in laughing…. he said, “I don’t mean to be inappropriate, but I had to share. I have worked here for a while, and we rarely see visitors faint – now I’ve seen it twice in a couple days… I think you are bad luck!” 

He said it completely in jest, its good to know the Russell family leaves a lasting impression. I guess I am becoming a legend among the nurses there in the ICU! 😂 I am really thankful for the staff in this area, so far they have been amazing! 

An old pic of Pops when he played softball… 💙

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Crazy, passionate, creative, and extremely flawed mother of teen twin boys. Far from perfect, but always able to laugh at myself... I am Marketing Project Manager for an absolutely AMAZING produce company by day (while facilitating distance learning for the kids).... and an exhausted mom, all the time.

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