Forrest is resting more comfortably with the tubes out of his nose and mouth and the doctors think the fever is a combination neurogenic and pneumonia. He has been started on antibiotics and is coughing less. He has been resedated for the procedures today, which went well. So the weaning process of drugs has been slowed but he has had less "storms" since he has had more sedation. They are still searching for the right combination to wake him up and yet suppress the "storms".
We were bedside at 6pm to add our prayers to yours that 44 can find his way home. We know that with your help, hope and prayers he will. We know that this is tiny step in a long process, but the longest journey starts with a single step.
Thank you all,
In the sidebar of the blog, we have added a link to the UVa Health Foundation to aid in traumatic brain injury (TBI). In lieu of flowers and food, the family would request donations be made in honor of Forrest Allen to assist any others who might go through this process.