While watching Ryan last night, I heard a few puffs of wind coming from his trache. When I looked over to see what was going on, he was laughing. Yes, Laughing!! He had the biggest grin on his face, and continued to laugh for several minutes. I called to Janine to have her come and see, but when she arrived in the room, he stopped. When she left, he started laughing again, so I called her back in to see. Again, he stopped when she came in the room. After waiting for a minute or two, she left, and when she did, guess what? You got it! He started laughing again. This took place over the course of 4-5 minutes.
I noticed something similar for the first time a month or so ago. I’m always skeptical at first, not knowing what it really is, but after hearing the nurses confirm they’ve now seen it on several occasions as well, and after last night, I’m convinced he’s actually laughing. In my daily prayers, I tell God I’d like to see Ryan play music, sing, run, jump, etc. And, I also tell Him I’d like to hear him laugh. Well, God has answered this one part of my prayer, and although it’s a different laugh than Ryan’s usual, it’ll do…for now.
Thank you Lord for answering my prayers!