Randy's Update

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Apr 25, 2003, 11:27:57 AM4/25/03
This just in:

Dear Family & Friends:
Randy was asleep when we
arrived at 10:30 a.m. Susan,
his nurse, an angel of God,
said he had been awake most
of the night.
We let him sleep for awhile until
his left eye began opening & his
legs began stirring in his bed. His
"mittens" were gone from his hands
and he was resting with his arms
wrapped around his pillow.
Randy woke when I asked him if
he wanted ice chips. We wanted to
get him awake and keep him awake
as much as possible so he wouldn't
be awake at night.
Susan & Jerry straighten him upright
in bed getting him to push himself
up with his feet. His bed is slightly
small for a 6'2 guy & he likes to
slide down "into" his bed but his feet
hang over the end.
He took the spoon from my hand
& fed himself a piece of ice & with
his spoon in his hand, I scooped out
another piece of ice for him. He
missed his mouth only once even
though his eyes were closed most
of the time.
When Julie, Travis & I left for lunch &
school, Randy smiled for them & shook
Travis's hand. Susan came in & spoke to
Randy telling him he could ask her
any questions he had.
The Respiratory Therapist had placed
a plug in his traec which allowed air
from his traec cap to enter but he
had to exhale from his mouth
allowing him to speak. Randy asked,
"How long will I be here?"
Susan replied, 'At the rate you're
progressing, it probably won't be long,
and within a week, they'll remove the
traec and sew up its opening."
Jerry spent the rest of the day with
Randy and was present when Dana,
the Speech Path. showed up with
a cup of vanilla pudding to which she
added blue food coloring. Randy
fed himself and knew it was vanilla pudding.
Dana asked Randy if he liked it &
what his favorite flavor of pudding.
He said, "chocolate."
Susan had to suction his traec to find
blue pudding but none was present
which means Randy is swallowing &
none of his pudding is ending up in
his lungs.
Randy was worn out by the time
Jerry left at 4:15 p.m. to pick me
up from school.
This is an example of your prayers
in action. His doctors & nurses are
amazed at his progress as well.
Please continue to remember us in
your prayers.
Love, June, Jerry & Randy

Dave Lester and the Ain't This The Pits Crew
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Apr 25, 2003, 12:01:30 PM4/25/03
>Randy was worn out by the time
>Jerry left at 4:15 p.m. to pick me
>up from school.
>This is an example of your prayers
>in action. His doctors & nurses are
>amazed at his progress as well.
>Please continue to remember us in
>your prayers.
>Love, June, Jerry & Randy

Great news, thanks for the update. To progress this far so fast is indeed a
good sign. Long way to go, but it is still good news.

Home of the World Famous
Ms. Estella & Harvey The Traveling Truck


Apr 25, 2003, 12:01:14 PM4/25/03
Wow..That update sure brought tears to my eyes....We don't realize how
easily the fine line of life can be disrupted, and how much we all take for
granted...I am so glad Randy is doing well and getting better..I just pray
for more speedy recovery and that he gets to go home soon....
John (praying in Austin) Winn

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Keith Brooks

Apr 25, 2003, 12:47:49 PM4/25/03
What a wonderful piece of news today! Bless you all!


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Alex Magdaleno

Apr 25, 2003, 4:31:50 PM4/25/03
It's great to hear that he is rapidly improving. Thanks for the update.

Alex M

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Rob Stokes

Apr 25, 2003, 5:44:13 PM4/25/03


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Jim Turner

Apr 25, 2003, 9:43:23 PM4/25/03
WOW, after a "crappy" day at the shop, this is GREAT news!


Jim turner


Mar 24, 2020, 7:49:34 PM3/24/20
So sorry to hear that he is sick but I am so glad he has so many caring family, friends, and angels.
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