With joyful satisfaction he fed his bear the food he had brought for him. It really seemed to calm Orson down to do for his bear what no one would seem do for him. In a few hours his Dad was able to convince him to fall asleep, all of us praying that he would be able to sleep through his hunger. Orson woke up at sunrise. Every person that entered the room he would ask us, “Is that the doctor who says if I can eat breakfast or not?” Through several appreciated distractions and a very diligent and persistent nurse Orson made it to 9:30 that morning when finally the doctor that said he could eat breakfast visited our room and seemed surprised that he hadn’t eaten yet. He pleadingly asked her if he could eat breakfast and she said he could have whatever he wanted. Bitter side note, we did not think the shock in her voice that he hadn’t gotten to eat yet was funny.
We are so proud of him for making it through this 39 hours and are amazed at how he is handling his new button. He is undeniably being helped by his Father in Heaven who loves Orson very much. It is still very new and struggles with it will inevitably come, but all parts of the process of using the button, managing the pain that comes with recovery and getting used to this new part of his life will always be helped by a Heavenly Father who cares, who listens, who is there to help and send comfort. Our family is blessed by this sweet boy, his strength, and his unstoppable happiness.