We just visited with the new neurosurgeon, and don't quite know what to make of it. Of course it's his first evaluation of Rick, and he doesn't have a lot of good things to say. This is such a roller coaster ride. Dr. Mercer felt like his movements were more purposeful, but Dr. Reeves is not convinced of that. The cat scan shows a little improvement, but he said that an MRI is not even necessary at this point, it won't change the course of treatment. At this point it's more rest and making sure we fight off things like pneumonia and bed sores. I have to keep believing...I will not give up hope.