I read the first post I did on Cohen’s last day in the hospital quite often. One of the first few times I read it, I realized I didn’t mention something that was so special.
On Thursday afternoon (the day before Cohen passed), they decided to remove the paralytic medicine. Cohen had been on this most of his stay in the hospital. He was considered to be in a medically induced coma. I got to see him without the paralytic the day after he was born and not again until the day before he passed (which is what I’m posting about).
Sweet Mrs. Preppy had brought dinner and as I was visiting with her, when the concierge clerk came to tell me they needed me to get back to the room. Of course my heart dropped. When I arrived back to the room they told me they just wanted me to be there for him opening his eyes 🙂 The paralytic had finally starting wearing off enough for him to squeeze his little hands and open his eyes. We have several sweet videos but I want to share one that melts my heart…
When I talked to Brent about posting this video he said “it’s sad” 🙁 It is sad, but I still am thankful to have it. I’m still sad when I see it and I probably always will be. But I am glad I can look at his beautiful eyes opening whenever I would like.
You can listen. It’s short, but sweet. You will hear both Brent and I and then a nurse in the background. I was tickled he opened his eyes when I started talking. I also like how Brent told me to tell him to get some sleep 🙂 It was a wonderful feeling, with lasting memories, to have had his little eyes be opening some and for his hands to squeeze ours… those last 24 hours.
I miss him.