I wasn't able to get to the hospital today, but we've got some more positive news. Jeff's white blood cell count is down into the normal range. The results off his CT scan show that his brain swelling has not increased and may have actually decreased slightly.
He underwent a battery of tests when he was first admitted, these tests are to determine what infection he actually has. The results of these test will continue to trickle in over the next few days. The results of some test have shown that was he has is not bacterial. So they will start to back off on the antibiotics and will continue with the antiviral drugs. Some members of the team that are treating him are actually backing away from the EEE diagnosis and leaning to it being a strain of meningitis. If this is true, comparatively speaking, this would be great. Ultimately the EEE test is the only thing that can eliminate the EEE diagnosis.
His temperature has been running pretty close to normal (around 99) over the 30 hours or so. As part of the management of his body temperature, they've got a cooling vest on him. They've also been working to manage shivering. Shivering apparently requires a lot of physical and mental energy. So, they are going to remove the cooling vest and see how he reacts.
Again, he's not out of the woods yet, but we'll definitely take all the positive news we can get.