[quote=“Chris”]How’s he doing now? Last I heard was a big step a few days ago, reaching his arm up to his mouth.
Mark remains in my thoughts daily, and I’m glad to hear of the successful fundraisers.[/quote]
There have been some improvements and a minor setback. The good news is that Mark has been opening his eyes and following people’s movements somewhat. The bad news is that Mark had to undergo a minor surgery to redo some stitches in his head. Don’t know the details regarding this, but the point is that Mark remains vunerable to infection, so even something as minor as this needs to be monitered closely.
Still moving forward, but it’s slow going…The family leaves on Thursday, lets hope he gives them a nice send-off by waking up and saying hi…
One thing about the fundraiser on Saturday night that I really enjoyed was Getting Rachel and her Mom out of the daily vigil and into a venue that not only was relaxing, but was in celebration of Mark. We did a lot more than raise money that night.
Marks Mom and Sister have been a pillar of strength in handling whatever Mark has thrown at them so far. It’s exhausting to be exposed to this day in a day out, but they continue along, talking to him, urging him to respond, treating every small step as a positive sign.
They could use some help. You don’t have to be shy about visiting the hospital, even if you don’t know Mark that well. The emotional support you can provide to his family, even if only for 10 minutes will go a long way.
FYI, Mark has been moved to the second floor blue building ICU. It’s all the way at the back of the hospital around the corner from the main parking lot.
Thanks once again for everyones continued support,