With his transition from intubation to tracheostomy and gastric tube, Geoff is resting more comfortably now, and is breathing on his own. However, he fluctuates between periods of restfulness and aggitation, so he periodically receives anti-anxiety medication. Thankfully, the nursing staff has done an excellent job in meeting Geoff's needs.
In reviewing our previous updates, we realized we forgot to mention that Geoff opened his eyes last Wednesday. However, he has not yet demonstrated deliberate and repeatable responses to visual or other neurological tests. That said, Geoff has an improved physical appearance, and we hold out hope for neurological improvement as well.
Geoff's dearest friends, from both near and far, continue to provide support to Geoff and his family. In the process, we have relived old tales and learned some new ones. Thank you for your support.
Next week, probably Tuesday, we expect Geoff to transfer from El Camino Hospital to Los Altos Sub-Acute Rehabilitation Center. If you want to learn about Geoff's new home, here's a weblink: http://www.covenantcare.com/Pages/LosAltos/losaltos_home.html