Hi, it's Josh. As you probably know, I suffered a brain injury in a car accident on December the 12th, 2010. After 3 weeks in the Paoli Hospital ICU, I was transferred to Bryn Mawr Rehab to begin my recovery. On May 24th, I was discharged to home to finish recovery in the BMR day program. Friends originally set up this blog to help my family more easily communicate with everyone. Please leave a message or comment below (if you choose to) or contact me on Facebook or Gmail. Thanks!
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Wednesday, December 22nd
Josh had a quiet night. The MRI cleared his neck
from injury, so they removed the immobilization
collar for the first time since he arrived. We were
able to clean up Josh's face and head, and he is
beginning to look like himself again.
The doctors plan to begin weening Josh off the respirator
going forward. They also plan to have him sit upright in
a special chair periodically.
Josh's MRI seemed to confirm the type of injuries that were suspected.
The doctors are slowly lightening his sedatives so they can evaluate
his true condition. The MRI and the initial "waking up" will be helpful, but they
are still just pieces of the puzzle that make up his long term prognosis.