Thursday, December 31, 2009

Praise God! The Doctor ordered a private room for Sunil

My friend Joann and I had a heart to heart about God and how my faith is going through a huge test because of what Sunil is going through. I told her that I felt that miracles happened when Jesus walked this earth but does not happen in our time. Since we had that talk the following amazing things have happened.

1. Sunil's bladder began working all by itself, which is a good sign.
2. We got a private room!!! Yup I said it, A PRIVATE ROOM. This room is like a hotel room, fit for the whole family to comfortably rest and visit. The doctor said that if someone requests a private room then we would have to move again. But I have faith, that Sunil will stay here.

Since Sunil first got here on December 11th he had been freezing. His room was cold, the shower room was even colder and he was shaking all the time. He was sleeping in his winter hat. I just kept getting more and more angry. We would ask the nurses and they would try their hardest to get the engineers to warm up the room and nothing would work. I finally called patient advocacy and emailed the social worker, both of which were amazing. I found out today that he is in the private room. The vibe in here is SOOO much better. I really don't know what I will do if we have to move out of here. Did I mention that he has his own shower that is extremely warm?!!!!

All I have to say about this is PRAISE GOD!!!

Thank you all for your support and prayers. Please continue to pray for this room to stay Sunil's. It will be soooo much better for his healing. Our friend Walter came to watch a zombie movie with Sunil and he mentioned that Sunil is looking a lot stronger in his upper-body. Please pray that Sunil continues to get strong. And, this is something that has been pushed aside because of rehab, but he will need to start radiation of the spine and continue his chemo to keep the tumor from growing and spreading. Please pray that he would be healed of this bastard tumor once and for all.

Peace and a happy new year. Here is looking at 2010!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Sunil and Walter watching Zombies!

Sunil changed rooms!

We have been trying and trying to get Sunil's room warm enough for him to be able to sleep without his winter hat on. His room has been out of control freezing. So FINALLY after many phone calls and complaints he got a new room!!!!! So if you want to send him some love or come and visit change the room number to 105..

Monday, December 28, 2009

Target Date: January 12!

We had an interesting Christmas this year. Sunil didn't have a roommate over the holiday so we had a gift exchange in his room on Christmas Eve. Despite the location, it was a festive time! Sunil continues to show improvement every single day! He gets strong by the minute and some of his functions are coming back (bladder). I never thought we would be so excited that Sunil wet the bed!! :) Last night he had a few muscle twitches in his legs that are hopefully promising. The doctor said that the bladder is the first to come back from Spinal shock. So we are praying that more is coming (Functions not urine :)

We have some pics of the gift exchange Just click on the title of this post and it will take you to the photo gallery. Keep in mind that we are all a little out of our minds with everything going on so we made a joke of our photos this year. :) Laughter is therapy!!!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Week Two of Rehab

Well, Sunil is getting up and out of bed, with help, into his wheelchair. His schedule is crazy!
10:00-11:00 - Physical Therapy
11:00-12:00 - Class Exercise (Upper body strengthening)
12:00-1:00 - Lunch
1:00-2:00 - Occupational Therapy
2:00-3:00 - Tilt Table

Good Grief! :) I know that he is getting stronger because I see it everyday. I can't wait for him to come home! He has a netbook computer at his bedside now with Skype, so if you want to call and say hello his skype name is squeakypigsound.

Thank you all for your support!

I wish I could sneak in Trixie to see Sunil! She is such a cuddler!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Sunil is at Rusk Rehabilitation Center

Sunil was transferred Friday to the Rusk Rehab Center. He starts his extensive rehab today! They get him ready and take him up to the Rehab floor at 9AM and go until 4PM with a lunch break in between! He is very busy getting better so I returned to work today. It is nice not sitting around a hospital.

Now is the time Sunil needs to hear from his peeps! Please send him lots of love and encouragement!
The Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine
Patient: Sunil Rajan
Room: 110
400 East 34th St.
New York, NY 10016

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Sunil is recovering

Sunil had emergency surgery because a small tumor deposit bled and swelled up causing a spinal compression. He has lost use and feeling from about his belly button down. In the next 48 hours we should be able to see if he will regain his functions back but the doctor said it doesn't look good. I'm updating my facebook status with any news