We're still here...no moving today, possibly tomorrow, but for sure Monday. I've learned to go with the flow, so it's no big deal.
To give you an idea of where we're at with his state of consciousness there is a scale called the Glasgow Coma Scale that assesses the severity of a traumatic brain injury (TBI). It provides a score in a range from 3-15 based on 3 categories. A score from 3-8 is considered severe, 9-12 is considered moderate, and 13-15 is considered normal. When we first came in the hospital Rick was MAYBE a 3. Today he is about a 7, still severe, but he's slowly creeping in the right direction.
Rick yawns, smacks his lips, blinks his eyes (even though they're closed), moves toward pain stimuli and sometimes moves for no reason. The nurses are getting a little tired of the one sided conversation, but they have quickly found that it is absolutely fine to kid around with him and give him a hard time...just like he would want us to do. The girls on the 6th floor say he's their best patient! LOL
Hope y'all have a great evening. Rick's date tonight is Sherry...God Bless Him!