Jeff had another pretty good day. He opened his eyes and was blinking on his own a number of times since the last update, but not as long as he did yesterday. He's been reacting to his wife's voice and looking in her direction when she talks to him when his eyes are open. He doesn't seem to care much for the doctors' or the nurses' voices, just his wife's. One time he appeared to be looking all around his room, like he was trying to figure out where the hell he was. While doing that his heart rate and breathing increased quite a bit, as if he figured it out and was nervous about it. His wife called his name and he looked in her direction and seemed to calm down and then close his eyes again. He also seemed to be moving around in his bed at least once.
Not related to the previous incident, but in general, his heart rate is back down to normal. It's been elevated the whole time, which doctors attributed to his brain swelling. So maybe the steroids are actually eliminating the swelling. He'll only be on the steroids for about another two days. So let's hope they do their job and have lasting benefits.
The staff said they were pleased with his improvements over the last couple days and now they're talking about moving him straight to rehab, and not the LTAC. This is good news or could be bad news. Insurance will only allow him 60 days of rehab. So Jeff's family is nervous about sending him so soon, in case he's not ready for it. They don't want to waste any days, since nobody knows how long rehab will take.
So once again my friends, I'm asking for another blast of positive energy and prayers. Let's help Jeff to improve exponentially and be able to take advantage of the early rehab. Maybe with our help and the skill of his medical staff he won't come close to needing 60 days for rehab.
For those of you who have generously donated to the fund that Jeff's family has set up, I thank you, Jeff's family thanks you and his wife thanks you form the bottom of their hearts. For those of you who haven't donated, for whatever reason, please reconsider. The medical bills are mounting, his wife's out of work and Jeff will soon be only collecting a percentage of his salary from disability insurance.
Take care, thank you and keep praying.
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