Brian had a good day today. He was responsive early this morning to prayers with his girlfriend & was able to nod to the nurse that he was in pain. When his early crew of visitors came he was a bit sleepy due to the recent increase in pain medication but once again when I (Kara, his big sister) got in his face to remind him that God works for good and will give him the strength he need, we got a big eye open and he squeezed both my and my mom's hands. I had to leave to give my son (& Brian's favorite &, well, only nephew) a much needed break from the hospital but I heard from my mom that he was quite responsive with opening his eyes, squeezing, hands, etc., today.
He looked great today as well. The swelling had gone done a lot & his vitals were looking good.
We got some tough news from the neurologist. From just getting the history and status of his situation, the current prognosis is 5% chance of walking again. However, my parents met with the rehab doctor & were encouraged by the power of a good rehab. Brian's blessed too with physical strength on his side. I will post more when I have a chance to see my mom about what the doctor said.
Brian is doing so well recovery-wise at this point they expect to do back surgery first thing tomorrow. It is a two hour procedure. Once I learn details I will share more. They told us yesterday that he wouldn't have this procedure possibly for days but once again, God has come through and helped Brian defy the odds.
Thank you all for your visits, your prayers, & support. I have yet to even email this link to anyone & yet so many of you are already aware. Please share with anyone you know who has a love, concern, and prayer of strength and faith for my brother.
We are so encouraged by God's faith in healing Brian. We are so blessed to have him alive. He's got a LONG TOUGH journey ahead of him and will need all the encouragement he can get.