As I mentioned in the last update, EEE has been confirmed and Jeff has made it through the most dangerous part. At this point the treatment of Jeff will shift a bit. Since they know it's EEE and there's no treatment for it, they've discontinued the rest of the antibiotics and antivirals. They were also able to remove his cooling vest and he's maintaining his own temperature around 99-100 right now. They'll continue to monitor and support him, but they won't be conducting frequent CT Scans, etc. So my updates may be less frequent.
The next step for his medical team is to remove the breathing and feeding tubes, which are currently just going through his mouth and down his throat. They'll give him a tracheotomy and feed him and give him oxygen, if needed, through that. This will allow them to discontinue all the sedatives, etc. that are needed to keep him from being bothered by the tubes down his throat. After they discontinue the sedatives, etc., they will try and really wake him. What I've been praying for is that Jeff opens his eyes, looks around and asks "what the hell are all you people looking at?"
Obviously there's no way of knowing what effects this infection has caused to Jeff's brain. So, our thoughts, prayers and positive energy have managed to keep Jeff with us. Let's get those same thoughts, prayers and positive energy working to bring Jeff completely back, both physically and mentally.