Hi this is Mary – I visited with Pat twice today. He continues to sleep peacefully while his brain is healing. It can be difficult at times to balance keeping the pressure on his brain (ICP) down, while keeping his blood pressure up. The nurses are very attentive to him and are giving him excellent care.
Like Nancy has said, it is very difficult to see Pat lying so still like this. He is the most active person I know, not ever sitting still for long.
We are all on a roller coaster ride with our emotions right now. We are very hopeful that he will have a good recovery, but still worry about all the stresses his body is going through right now. He is in a very critical time right now with the swelling in his brain. It may take a few more days before it starts to go down, and we have to pray it doesn’t go any higher first.
We thank everyone for all of your kind thoughts and prayers, it means so much more to us than you can even know. I am in awe of the kindness of people, so many offering kind words, dinners, helping with the kids, etc. It is truly heartwarming and renews my faith in humanity.
Please check out the nice news story that was done by WSBT – there is a link in the left column.