Friday, September 21, 2007
Friday Morning Update and Photos (Part 7)
I'm taking a break from work to eat and blog, feeling a bit tired today after paying Court a late night visit. She smiled a few times and she's more attentive to visitors. She's scheduled to have her PICCs reinserted this afternoon, the surgeons wanted to be absolutely sure they were running to the correct veins.
How many of you knew that Courtney and I were professional models? Our careers have taken off, the modeling industry is actually exactly like it's portrayed in the documentary Zoolander (I find a strong correlation between Courtney and Hansel, they're both so hot right now). When I have a new camera lens or accessory its like being a kid on Christmas, I immediately have to rip open the package and play. I tacked a wrinkled old bed sheet to my bedroom wall, took the shade off a stand-up lamp and had a tripod ready to go. I'm convinced this is how Richard Avedon got his start, begging his girlfriend to let down her guard and strike ridiculous poses in a makeshift studio.
The photos of Courtney were taken by me and vice versa (yes, it was my idea to wrap a slinky around my head). She's a metal chick, so it was only natural for her to start headbanging and swaying her blond locks. There are electrodes matted into Court's hair for now, an EEG machine is reading the electrical activity in her brain. The nurses have been nice enough to wash her hair in addition to all the other little things they do like changing her position in bed or warning her before they prick her finger to draw blood.
The little things are always important. Even though we want her back to normal as soon as possible, we need to be grateful for each little step she takes. There's no need to be afraid because she has too much love and too many people pulling for her to go any way but up. Let's be strong and let's be thankful for the love around her.
We Love you Courtney and we can't wait to have you back safe and sound.