Matthew R. Perry

Update on my Dad’s recuperation

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2006 at 8:17 pm

Many of you have asked for updates concerning my dad (click here if you are not aware of what happened).

He is now awake and responding with yes and no nods. He is breathing through a trach, meaning he’s off the ventilator, which is good, good, good! His kidneys are responding very well. Time will tell if he will be able to keep both, but his body seems to have gotten used to using just one. The other was badly damaged in the fall.

The best news for me personally was that I got to talk to him. They moved him to a private room and Doris, my sister, held the phone to his ear and I just talked to him for about 30 seconds. His lips were moving and he was responding to the conversation. That did wonders for me. For years, I had been talking to Dad about two or three times per week — and frankly I was experiencing a bit of withdrawal.

Baby steps — but they are baby steps in the right direction.

Thank you all for your cards, your calls, your e-mails, and especially your prayers. It’s incredible getting e-mails from all over the world saying how your prayer group, families, and churches are praying.

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  1. Matt,
    Praise God!!!! I’m still praying for you buddy.

  2. So glad to hear that your father is progressing and recovering. I appreciate you sharing of your relationship with your father. He is aware you are there and that is good and can help his recovery. Your heavenly Father knows you are there also … may the healing continue.

  3. So glad to hear that your father is on the road to recovery. We are continuing to pray for him, your mom and all the family. How wonderful it was that you had the opportunity to talk with him, I’m sure that did wonders for his spirit knowing how close the two of you are.

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