Today marks 3 weeks since the accident.
There isn’t much to report today except that Vernon is still being slowly weaned from the sedation and pain drugs Fentanyl and Versed. He has been under such heavy sedation that he must be weaned very slowly, each decreased a very small amount every 12 hours.
The nurses have been trying to prepare us for what it might be like. Some come to very peacefully and for some it is a terrifying experience. Of course we are hoping for the best case scenario for our hero. We are told that people coming out of induced comas tend to remember nothing of their experience as their brains have been in such a deep sleep, but we have also heard stories of amazing subconscious adventures and revelations. Either way, when he comes back, it will likely be a slow awakening through the fog.
They still think it will be at least another week before he will be in connection…and when he does, of course, his jaw will be wired shut and he will not be able to speak. I imagine everything will be very strange for him. But it will be even stranger when he realizes how he has been in the middle of so much love and thoughtfulness from all over the world, this whole missing month of his memory. That may be what I am looking forward to the most!