There are quite a few things to tell since yesterday. Cale has started to move his thumb on command, this is the first time that he has been told to move his thumb and he has responded. He was taken off of sedation as of 12:30 yesterday & when light was shined in his eyes there was a definite reaction. Last night while Kathleen & Joe were in his room, he was playing with Kathleen's hand, moving both arms, moving his toes & pulling at his gown. Late last night when they again shined light in his eyes there was reaction & his eye moved away from the light. Yesterday was two weeks since the accident & Cale has come a long way. We praise God for the incredible miracles that have taken place so far.
Today, we found out that they will have to do the EEG over, because it was inconclusive, due to the cooling blanket, which has to be off for at least 24 hours prior to performing this procedure. They have started to wean him off the ventilator. He still has pneumonia, but the pain is more under control, so they feel it is safe to do this. Rehab was in to see him today & feel that he is not ready to be moved into rehab yet, due to the infection in his lungs, the problem with fever & other health issues. They have put splints on his hands to keep them from curling, which will be on for several hours & off for several hours. He has been resting quietly today & keeping his hands to himself.
Today is a day of praises, with the promise of more to come.