The team continues to be very excited about Garren's eye movements. He consistently tracks up and down. This afternoon, Kelly used colored construction paper. She took a green piece of paper and held in in front of Garren. She told him to look at the green paper. We could see his eyes focus on the paper, and then follow as Kelly moved it up and down. Then she did the same thing with orange paper.
Then Kelly took the green and the orange paper and held them both in front of Garren. One was up and the other down. She told Garren to look at the green paper. You could see him thinking about it. So she tried several times, going back to one color at a time, then both again. Finally, one time, Garren did look down at the green paper when she asked him to. So cool.
As Garren's eyes get stronger, we will be able to use methods like this to communicate with him until he is able to talk again. Pretty cool.
Another baby step - Garren will be on the vent for only 3 hours tonight. He may be off the vent by the weekend. We will see. He is doing great.
Our van will be here this weekend. I want to send a HUGE thanks to my friend David at Rent-A-Wreck in Greensboro, NC for the amazing deal he has worked out with us. Thank you David.