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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Have Dinner With Todd

One of the main goals of this blog is not just to report events and milestones, but also to give you images and video so you can feel like you are able to be here. I know how much better I feel once I couple knowledge about what is happening with a visual confirmation. Many of you aren't able to have that opportunity. So let me help.

Below is a video of Todd during our visit today (Day 7). We showed up at dinner time, so you, if you choose to watch, will get to have dinner with Todd. I hope you enjoy it. We surely did.

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When Todd was eating his beets, he said something I think is pretty funny. He told Amy that he "...Bites 'em like he loves it." We made that the catch-phrase of the evening, "Bite 'em like you love it." It may not even seem funny to you, but at that moment we were roaring.

All the humor may seem like Todd, but he said something interesting today that echoed the way we all felt after our grandpa passed away a few weeks ago. "We try to stay comedic because if we don't, we'll lose it." So don't mind the crazy things he says or his very "Todd" brand of humor. For both him and us it is a way to deal with a real world that seems unreal.

4 comments:

Barbara said...

Thanks, Brett, for doing this. We're so encouraged to see all of the improvement in Todd

Allison Thelin said...

Thank you so much for putting all of this up! It is really helping Tim and I since we can't be there. It is such a relief to be able to see him sitting up and talking and such.

I was wondering if anyone knows how to donate to Todd's fund online or anything like that...

Sue said...

As of 10:45 a.m. Mountain Time, we're in a waiting mode. Waiting for the IHC Doctors to come and evaluate Todd to see which hospital to transfer Todd to for rehabilitation. We don't know if he will be transferred today or tomorrow. Amelia was told Todd did pretty well with breakfast this morning, and he is sleeping now. He now only has the IV hookup in him (as required). The catheter was removed this morning.
Sue

Brett Thelin said...

For those that wanted to know how to donate to Todd's fund online, use PayPal and send it to todd@thelins.org.