It is Jason here, giving a quick summary as Kim is staying the night with Liam. We knew that Liam was doing really well with his recovery, but it was made especially clear to me this afternoon. I thought Liam was napping and so I thought I might have a look at the gift bag of chocolate that Liam's surgeon had brought him. As I grabbed the bag, Liam's eyes flew open, and with a clear and definitive tone he exclaimed "Hey, don't even think about it!" Liam continued to be alert today and continued to have a great appetite. After the first surgery he really struggled with nausea but he is much better this time around. In fact I think that Liam has eaten more in the last two days then he has in the last two months! Liam also got up to do more walking today. He made it to the washroom a number of time this afternoon and then this evening he went for a walk. We made it for one whole lap around the ward. When he returned and was getting back into bed, he again said that he was hungry. Kim mentioned that we should have shown him the fridge in the patient kitchen when we were on our walk to which he responded "let's go!" So up out of bed he got for another walk and another snack.
One prayer request for the next few days is Liam's IV. He has one that he continues to receive fluids and steroids through, and another was left in his other hand in order to take blood for blood work. This morning they could not get that line to bleed back and so had to poke him with a needle in order to draw blood. Should that line not work again they will continue to need to use needles to draw blood. Liam really dislikes needles (who can blame him) and they make him quite anxious.
Please also continue to pray for Kiddy and her son Tristan. We saw her in the hallway a number of times today and she seemed to be doing much better. We continue to build a relationship.
Loud noises and a lot of light still bother him and can lead to headaches and so we are keeping the room dim and fairly quiet. They are still discouraging to many visitors for the time so as to continue the great progress he is making. when this changes we will let everyone know. He can't wait to see some of his friends!
Thanks to everyone who continues to pray.