Today, Matthew seemed to be more alert than he has been. He is still in the ICU and is not "out of the woods" yet, but is making amazing progress. His pelvis is badly broken, so the entire medical team has worked day and night in attempt to control the internal bleeding. Thankfully, the bleeding has slowed and he is needing much less blood than he did in the beginning. He is not aware of the extent of his injuries at this point and is going to need the support of all of his family, friends, and loved ones to get through the shock that will inevitably follow.
The miracle I witnessed today is one that filled me with love and hope that I will never forget. I took my brother's hand, as I have every time I have seen him since the accident, called his name, and told him I was there to see him. He opened his eyes and kept them open, turned his head, despite his neck brace, and smiled the biggest smile he could, given the number of contraptions and tubes going into his mouth. Thank God. That's all I can say.