We are experiencing some issues with getting connected to the internet; hospital wireless tends to get overloaded and the computers provided by hospital have an internet connection but they have blocked google and facebook. Further, we beginning bloggers so please be patient.
On Sun. at 5 am and 8 am Joe was responsive to commands. He lifted up 1 finger and and showed 2 fingers on command; he raised his leg on command. We are very encouraged by this. This morning he was not responsive to commands but doc thought that could be due to higher than usual sodium levels. They are continuing to adjust the sodium dose and the CAT scan done a couple of hours ago showed a small increase in swelling which medical staff said is to be expected. The neurosurgeon will read the scan to determine whether meds needed to help decrease the swelling--he's not on any meds for swelling right now as they have some side effects for some people. On positive side Joe was moving a lot when we visited at 4:30; he bent his knee every time someone told him a person's name and he squeezed Stephen's hand. My brother is a fighter and he's strong. Please keep the prayers coming. Love to all, Lisa
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