We love all of the wonderful cards, banners, messages, and posts we have received. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE continue to post stories, wishes, and thoughts on the blog. Whether they be funny, motivational, or thoughtful, we really appreciate them. They buoy our spirits and we read them to Forrest each day. These stories and voices are valuable to him, they seem to calm him and will be even more beneficial when he wakes up. And we love hearing stories of Forrest that we didn't know. Below is a picture of Dad reading some of the blog to him:
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Update: 11:30am on 1/20
Dad and I (Austin) took the early shift, listening and talking with the Docs during the morning "rounds." Forrest remained stable overnight. His vitals are strong. His fever continues to fluctuate, which is being fought with Tylenol and a cooling blanket. The doctors are continuing to monitor his respiratory system for signs of pneumonia, a complication that sometimes occurs because of the respirator. So far his lungs are clear. The Docs began decreasing the sedation yesterday, and it continues to slowly and gradually decrease. His pupils, coughing, and other reflexes are showing increased activity, which is good. No purposeful movements yet, but it is early in the game.