This is Sarah again tonight. Today I asked Chris what he would like me to post on the blog, so most of what you’ll read here is what Chris wanted you to know.
Chris’s friends Randy and Mike Lish stayed with him on Saturday night. Sounds like Chris was up quite a bit throughout the night wanting to chat with Randy. He was very appreciative that Pastor Pat and her husband came to visit this morning and provided a private church service for him. Chris was able to eat a few small meals and get out for a few walks again today (he leapt out the door again), and he also noted that he was able to shower. His pain is under control, but he is hoping to go get his abdomen drained at the hospital tomorrow. He will likely not know until mid-morning if he’ll be able to get in to get drained tomorrow – if he does, we will try to post something to the blog so anyone planning to visit knows to postpone.
Chris has really enjoyed all of the visitors and would love to have more! (Frankly, he’s such a social butterfly, we think he’s starting to get a little bored during “non-visitor” times, so he really looks forward to his social time with visitors). So just as a reminder, the best time to visit is either from 12 – 2 pm or 6 – 8 pm. Please note that 4 – 6 pm is reserved for Karen, Brenden and Jaxson.
Speaking of Chris’s social side, his friend Steve Lish was telling us tonight that in college, they referred to Chris as the “human rain delay” because anytime they were walking around campus, Chris would stop t0 talk to anyone and everyone, so his more introverted friends were always left waiting for him.
So it’s no surprise that Chris is also making friends with the other residents at The Lodge. Tonight he was overhead telling one of the other residents that they should “break out” and meet up at a rendezvous point!
Chris also watched a little bit of the NASCAR race on TV today – early on in the race, he told us his driver is Carl Edwards – he said he likes him because he seems like a nice, young guy with just enough fire in his belly. Sure enough, Carl Edwards won the race today.
Thanks again for your blog comments, prayers, thoughts, visits and general support! The support for Chris has been beyond amazing, but we’ve also been touched by all the support for all of Chris’s family members as well.
With Love and Gratitude,
Sarah (on behalf of Chris’s family)