Sunday, May 30, 2010

Progress and visitors

I managed to get a few hours sleep and headed back to RUH. By the time I got back, Robin and Grandma Sandra had brought the girls to visit again.

Kol is doing better today - he's much more alert, smiling more and even talking a bit. Birgitte has a "scratch-n-sniff" t-shirt on today - Kol reached over to her, scratched the marshmallow on the shirt, then brought his fingers up to his nose to smell it, and smiled as the rest of us laughed. He's off the major painkillers, only Tylenol this afternoon, and we're seeing many more signs of our "old Kolbjorn" returning. It's been a good afternoon.

We had a bunch of visitors today too - my uncle Doug stopped by the hospital while I was asleep at Mom and Dad's, Terry and Dawn came back for a visit as well, Pastor Harley Johnson stopped by for a quick visit and prayer with the kids. A big highlight was Mike and Kari Alford coming down from Christopher Lake with the kids - and they brought Kol's Tour-de-Kinasao t-shirt with them. Kol's eyes lit up when I told him they brought the shirt - he had been really looking forward to walking it again this year, so getting the shirt meant a lot to him.

I took the girls out to Boston Pizza for supper and ran into Jannaya Friggstad and her fiancĂ© Graham. Now we're back at Mom and Dad's - my aunt Dawn is spending the evening with the kids while I go back to the hospital for a while (with some leftover pizza for Kristen).

It's been a good day.


  1. Thanks for keeping us up to date. We heard the start of the journey from Stephens prayer chain email and an update from Carrie from church today. Our prayers are with you all.
    Eric & Cheryl

  2. I am so happy Kol is improving. My thoughts are with you all.

  3. We got home this evening, so are just now catching up on what has been happening. We did not know until now that Kol had had surgery, but knew about the medical tests etc.that were to happen, so have been thinking about him and praying for him as we travelled. Now we can give thanks to God that he is making a good recovery, and we will keep praying.
    Love to you all,
    John & Margo

  4. I hope he gets better