Christmas morning visiting hours in ICU Doors were about to open and we had all our presents ready....the family waiting impatiently to see the big doors open so we could rush to KENNY room to open gifts that Christmas Day Dec 25, 2009. Ken's wife had worked it out that whether Ken was asleep or wake we were going to open gifts in ICU with Ken that Christmas morning. We were all as excited as children on Christmas morning running from their rooms to see what Santa had left under the tree. We didn't expect Ken to be awake as he had not opened his eyes for 3 weeks, but it didn't matter, we were having Chistmas as a family with Ken in ICU..Our hearts were racing as we begin to enter the door of the ICU room with excitement building just knowing we would be with Ken that Christmas morn. As we entered the room. One by one we started to say Merry Christmas to our sweet Kenny to be stunned with surprise that after 3 weeks Kenny was wide awake....His eyes were clear..his thinking was clear...he glanced around the room at everyone and you could tell with his eye wide open, as clear as if he had never been ill our Ken was fully awake, fully aware, fully with his eyes looking like our Ken. in seconds our Merry Christmases went to HE'S AWAKE. HE'S AWAKE..as the nurse ran in checking his vitals..checking everything. He. Was that CHRISTMAS AWAKE ready to share the opening of gifts. I can not put into word how we felt. Our Ken was awake, He was going to make it...all those weeks of wondering, worrying...OUR EXCITEMENT of HOPE WAS BEYOND WHAT WORDS COULD SAY...JUST THE JOY WE FELT...WE WERE HAPPIER THAN ONE COULD EVER BE..OUR HOPE WAS BACK. OUR BELIEF KEN WAS GOING TO MAKE IT HAD BEEN RENEWED that CHRISTMAS MORNING...WE Knew we still had work to do but our hope renewed Ken was beating this horrible disease..God was in control...My son was going to live...they nurse asked if he wanted any pain meds, he let her know in the way he could No not right then. Each of us started opening our gifts..we showed each gift to Ken, wanting him to be as involved as possible. I kept watching my baby blue eyes and I had my son back. After weeks Ken was back..we finished opening our gifts and we noticed he was a bit tired and feeling some pain. The nurse came in and noticed we had completed our gift sharing, she asked Ken if he needed pain meds. As we gathered our gifts up and slowly started leaving the nurse gave Ken his pain...we each gave him our love, wished him a Merry Christmas as we left the ICU ROOM...with a glacé back to my son, I saw the pain meds were becoming effective as Ken floated off to sleep escaping his pain...watching as he feel back to sleep, I whispered, I love you son and Merry Christmas..That day Dec 25, 2009 was the last time I saw my sweet son with his eyes opened. Five days later, Dec 30, 2009, the end came..On that night 5 days after it seemed my son was starting to make a recovery that Christmas Day, my son's heart stopped beating. His soul left this world..His body laid there but his Spirit, his soul left this world to the arms of Jesus. I love you my son and I Thank God that he gave us that last Christmas Day with my baby, my child, my son...Forever my love to you I hold in my heart till we are together again...your mom forever.