Saturday, April 22, 2006

a hopeful visit

Wingz and I visited SCB (Lisa) this bright and sunny day, close to 12 noon. It was quiet on the floor; her father was there earlier, but had stepped out for awhile.

Lisa's eyes were slightly opened when we approached her. With constant, gentle encouragement, she opened her eyes almost halfway, with her pupils focusing on us. A small tear slid down as we spoke to her at the beginning. I would like to think that she heard us talking and calling out to her, and responded!

We constantly coaxed her to wake up and see the lovely string of colourful origami cranes hanging next to her bed. I also brought along a small jar of lucky, shiny stars from Kat for her (thanks Kat, I'm sure she'd love them!). Whenever Wingz and I would talk and laugh about something, she seemed to respond with a flicker of her eyelids, or a slight twitch of the corner of her mouth. Did she hear us? I sure hope she did, and was trying to laugh along with us.

Her dad came in about 15 minutes later. He explained that she's in a stable condition, and would be moving out from ICU to a semi-private room on the 5th floor. At the time of writing this, I've received messages from 9393 and Lin Peh that she's now in room H516-2. This is indeed slightly comforting news that she's in no immediate danger, and more visitors would be allowed to see her at one time.

Wake up, Lisa. Look... the sky is blue, there are lovely red flowers on the trees outside your window. Wake up so you could see them and enjoy the beautiful day.

We certainly do pray that you'll be able to do that very soon.

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