We had about an hour and a half this morning, and a couple of times this afternoon, when both of his eyes were fully open. Neil was really struggling to make them work together to look at us. He would get a face in view, then gravity would pull his pupils sideways. We’d clap or call his name, and he’d work once again to try to focus. Lots of movement in his right leg today. Still waiting for some response to commands.
Dr. Bagner is so pleased, he’s postponing the tracheostomy again. He still has this feeling that Neil won’t need it. No one else agrees, but I like him for believing in Neil. So, no surgeries today. (We’re waiting for three: trach, PEG, and IVC filter.)
Here’s a shout-out to Neil’s cousin Meghan and her new little bundle, William. Will was born this morning shortly after Meghan’s arrival at the hospital! If you didn’t already know it, Neil’s first name is William. So is his dad’s. So is his grandpa’s, Little Will’s great-grandpa. Good name, Meghan! Congratulations to you, Carson, Siobhan, and Audrey!