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Old 07-27-2002, 11:46 PM
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Just wondering how he is doing?
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Ditto, I was thinking about that today.

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All things considered, he is doing well. Yesterday (7/31) was the first day I left the hospital feeling good.

He is still in a coma, but under his own will, not that of medication. Also, they finally took him off morphine a couple days ago. Showing movement in arms, legs, and face, though still not responding to commands. He's trying to pull the tubes off of him - so you know he is feeling pain/irritation.

For the first time, they had him in a chair of sorts, sitting up...... with this big 'ole helmet on - damn near covered his eyes - he would LOL if he could see himself there. CAT scans show brain swelling going down. He's already been assigned a speech therapist, a PT, and an Occupational Therapist. The goal at this time is to get him to respond to simple commands (e.g. "raise your thumb", etc..).

Still a LONG way to go, but when I left the hospital yesterday, for the first time I really felt confident about his future - he's no longer a vegetable, but shows movement and facial expressions of someone alive.

Will update when he reaches the next stage. thanks for asking.

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Mark that all sounds like positive progress..... I will continue to keep you both in my thoughts.... Keep the faith.... Gary.
 
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That's got to be rough for you .... again, Good Luck, everything will work out.

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Mark,
Hang in there!! You are in our prayers!! We all know how hard it is to be in your shoes.. Keep supporting your buddy, that is the important thing right now.. You both will get better as time goes on..
We're all here thinking of you and him.. so take care.
Tell your buddy we are pulling for him..

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kook: Great to hear he's doing better. Is he doing well enough to recognize a get well card if it were sent to him? I bet you could get several hundred sent to him if you gave us a first name and a "care of" address.
 
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Hang in there bro. I am sure he will come through

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Great News Kook! Glad things are looking up.
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We're all behind you here bro...
Best of luck to you and your friend!
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