Dale's been waiting to read Vespers Rising. He and his mom have been reading the series together. Someone brought him the book today. When his mom, Kirsten, showed it to him, he got very excited and held the book in his hands, opened it up, and turned the page.
Today he coughed, and the cough produced a tear. He wiped his own eyes. Later he motioned toward his mom for a tissue, and wiped his own mouth.
He just gave his mom a kiss.
He's having an MRI later today. This will check his brain activity and help determine if the neck brace can come off. Dale is breathing completely on his own, but still has a feeding tube, and an IV. Monitors continue to track his vitals.
Psalm 107:8 Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!