I know you are waking up this morning looking for an update.
Nancy went home to spend the night and be with Kelsey. That was a HUGE step for her (if you're a mom you understand what I'm talking about). I stayed the night in Garren's room.
Last evening I requested that they drop the ventilator rate. Sunday they had it set at 8, and Garren was breathing at 12 (I'm pretty sure the number represents breaths per minute), which means he was doing some breathing on his own. Since his surgery on Monday they have had the ventilator set at 14, and Garren has not attempted to breathe over that. They have kept it so high because they don't want the CO2 levels to get to high in his system. (The brain responds to high levels of CO2, that what makes us take a breathe).
I asked them to drop the rate on the ventilator, just to see if Garren would respond. They dropped it to 10, and he did begin breathing. A good sign. But they ended up increasing the ventilator rate because the ICP (pressure on his brain) began to increase. There are so many factors playing into all of this. The body is unbelievably complex. The brain even more so.
I continue to pray for healing. I laid my hands on Garren and prayed to God to heal and restore Garren's brain.
They are going to take Garren for an MRI later today. This may or may not be useful. It is essentially a snapshot of his brain at that moment. It is in no way a predictor of outcomes. They are looking to see if they can see any signs of damaged tissue.
Thank you for the continued support.