Garren continues to open his eyes, sometimes for up to 10 minutes at a time. He still is not able to move anything else. He can control his eyelids, that's it for now. At one point as we were talking to him, I asked him to blink, to close and open his eyes. He did. Very slowly, yet deliberately, Garren responded to my request to blink. He can't do it everytime, but he did it a couple of times today. Another baby step.
Nancy and I went down to the 4th floor to tour the rehab facility. They have a great setup down there, with some amazing people working down there. When we went in, the nurse asked us for our son's name. When we said Garren Janes, she said "Why do I recognize that name?" Turns out she had heard about Garren from a friend who happens to be one of our neighbors.
Tomorrow morning (Friday) Garren goes to surgery at 7:30am to get his tracheostomy. Everyone here says that this will be a huge step forward for Garren. The next step will be to move Garren to rehab early next week. Right now we have to wait for a bed to open up down there.
Thanks for your continued prayers.