James had a busy schedule. He had three small procedures in the OR and thank God everything went well. He kept his O2 saturation enough to for them to complete all the work:
- "burr" to drain hematoma below cranium
- extubating him and giving him tracheotomy
- giving him a PEG tube to feed him into his stomach
Eye contact was made with his sister Jenni, a tear was shed and he then became calm with all these lovely women rubbin all over him :)
BUT when asked if he was in any pain or would like to be put back under sedation, he promptly shook his head no! It was great, if not subtle.
He is moving along very nicely and making the progress that we want (a good day with no setbacks is progress!!), still has a fever of about 102 but the doctors said it wasn't something to be worried too much about- maybe just the stress of the wreck on his body, please pray for the fever to do it's work in his body but not get too high.
The neurologist said it would be 6-12 months before we knew for sure how all of James' different parts of his brain were responding and recovering from the shearing stress of the wreck. Doesn't he have cute booties keeping his feet warm?! These are just like he wears at home. Not.