February 26, 2014

11pm – Jackie continues to stay strong as the docs and nurses work to juggle his meds so they can get a good handle on his neuro functions.  His blood pressure was not cooperating so he is now back on blood pressure meds.  The hope is that now the sedation meds can be lowered enough to get better neuro results.

We are still unable to speak to him or rub his hand.  This would cause too much brain stimulation.  This is so hard for us but we understand as we do not want to do anything to interfere with his progress.

Everyone who visited today thought his color looked good and the swelling seems to have gone down.  Still have to get through two more days of possible swelling as they tell us it usually lasts between 3-5 days.

Jim saw him cough for the first time.  A little scary to watch, as I know,  but a very positive win for today.

We are so blessed to have all of your prayers, support and generosity – it is endless and we appreciate it more than you will ever know.