Monday, February 6, 2012


My cousin is slowly improving. He still hasn't woken up yet but every day he seems to be a little bit better. The swelling in his brain has gone down a lot and he is attempting to breath on his own. He is also responsive when there are people in the room. (Squeezing hands and stuff). They are going to try taking him off sedation soon and see what happens. We have no idea what he'll be like once he wakes up or if he'll have lasting brain damage.

It just breaks my heart. He's so young and his life will never be the same because of this accident.


Karen said...

Oh no! I am so sorry. I will keep your family in my prayers.

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

you'd be surprised how much he can recover. There is always hope.

I just watched a show on OWN where the person in a coma heard everything. So keep talking, keep encouraging. This person said he heard his mother read to him, cry, talk to him, comfort him and he wanted to answer but he just couldn't. Fascinating. Right now being in a coma is allowing his body to sleep and rejuvenate so he can be well.