I woke up early to beat shift change! Joel is very stable. He is painful at times but it's mostly in his neck. I imagined after nearly 9 in the OR he would be!
He lifted his arm, squeezed my fingers and wiggled his toes. He is able to swallow small sips of water as well.
Facial movement is equal and hand grip is improving. He is pale but not excessively.
Pray that he begins waking up more, he is still pretty groggy. Also pray against seizures and nausea. But really be praying for a quick return of leg movement!
The neurons are busy and able fire. Pray they begin to communicate with each other!
It's a beautiful morning here again.
Our apt can be seen from his icu window!!