Windows to the Soul  

Posted by mindyluwho

Yesterday my brother opened his eyes! He has been on two sedation medications since he's been in, but yesterday they took him off of one of them. His eyes had been open for several hours, but he had not responded to any of the nurses stimulation. That is, until he heard my sisters voice, then he looked directly at her. What a thrill! She called me and I'm sure I broke speed records getting up there! Most of the time he was not focusing on anything in particular, but several times while we were talking to him there was a flicker of recognition. Or his brows would furrow in annoyance when one of the many machines he is hooked up to would start beeping. Or when we were talking to him about his kids, he would get a concerned look on his face. Once he looked like he was trying to smile, and another time he looked like he wanted to say something, but it's hard to talk with a huge tube in your throat! I swear we even saw his eyes tear up when we were talking to him. I was giddy with emotion. As I sat and stared into his beautiful, brown eyes this scripture came to mind,

"The light of the body is the eye."

The eyes truly are the windows to the soul, and it was a beautiful experience to peek in and see that his soul is still there.

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9 said...

We had this experience when my mum was in the hospital last year on a ventilator. It was so unsettling and yet comforting at the same time. Still thinking about you and yours. ~Hugs~

July 25, 2008 at 11:47 AM

I'm so glad that things are turning out well for your brother. And what a blessing to have so much family closely gathered right now!

July 25, 2008 at 1:59 PM

That must have felt so great. What a blessing. I really could feel the giddy. Take care you guys. Thinking of you and praying here.

July 25, 2008 at 2:37 PM

I am so glad that he is doing better. The eyes tell us so much, don't they.

July 25, 2008 at 8:53 PM

It was the most amazing day so far to see into his face and KNOW that he recognized me. I want to be there with him all of the time now! It really was an uplift for me to be there, to look into his eyes, to see his emotions. I'm so glad you are still here with us as we go through this. It has been a difficult month and it's always wonderful to have family around.

July 26, 2008 at 4:14 PM

i'm so glad.

July 27, 2008 at 6:56 PM

what a tender mercy The Lord has sent you! I'll keep praying for you!

July 27, 2008 at 9:32 PM

That is good news. :-) Still thinking of you and praying.

July 28, 2008 at 5:37 AM

I'm so glad to know he is making progress! It must have been a beautiful sight, looking into his eyes. :)

August 5, 2008 at 10:51 AM

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