This is basically just an update of the day, nothing dramatic.
According to the nurses, Mike has had a good day. They had him extubated by 10:00. I went in periodically throughout the day, but had to leave if his blood pressure went too high. For some reason, it seemed to soar when I was in there.
Shortly after noon they got him up in a chair. Then they took the bandage off his head and tube out. Most people won’t even be able to see the incision because it mostly on top of his head.
He smiles when he sees us and answers questions by squeezing my hand, so in spite of all the medication we are certainly seeing his personality. One of the nurses said to me, “He has a good sense of humor, doesn’t he?” So, he is obviously communicating with us. He is quite frustrated about the lack of movement and speech.
Please continue to pray that Mike would begin to regain some of these functions, that his blood pressure would stay down, that the swelling would decrease quickly, that there would be no bleeding, and that he would be patient.