Jul 1, 2011

The Anime Expo That He Wanted To Go To

The Anime Expo started today.
Hajime was especially looking forward to this event.
However, he is still hospitalized…We are so disappointed.

Hajime loves Gundam and Macross.
The action figures from these animations, he can’t build them anymore either.
Though his dad promised him, “I’ll make it for you.”

And out of all, “Ai Oboeteimasuka (Do You Remember Love?) from Macross is his most favorite.
He said the song calms him down.

Lynn Minmay (Ling Mingmei), Do You Remember Love?

I don’t know if he’ll be able to go next year because he won’t be able to move, regardless I encouraged him saying, “Let’s go next year.”
Yet he can’t go to Japan, which was his last wish, he can’t go to this Anime Expo, I really felt so sorry for him. Now his wish is to go home soon.

And now from today, Hajime who just had to give up on Anime Expo, is in a different hospital room.
His favorite nurse isn’t here either.
From here on, he just has to give it his all so that he can go home.

Actually, this difference of environment might help him to change his feelings and work out for the better.

Today was a busy day too.

The respiratory therapist came in the morning and suggested trying to take the ventilator off and so Hajime tried with just having oxygen.
But after 20,30 minutes or so he went back on the ventilator. He had feelings of fear and he was crying.
It’s disappointing to think that maybe he won’t be able to breathe on his own ever again.

We had lecture again,,,,very busy, and we were finally able to relax close to night time.

But my children came again today.
Hajime seemed very happy. I am very thankful to Paul and Frank, who brought them.
Thank you very much.

While they were here, he had physical therapy and he was able to stand again.
He was able to give his effort perhaps because his younger brother Ryo was there to help him.
But after about 40minutes his heart rate went up as high as 150bpm so he returned to his bed right away.
He was okay afterwards, but I got a little worried. I want him to try again in physical therapy tomorrow.

I was a mom that worried if he can climb the stairs when he’s discharged.


Translated by Christine Shirota

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