Tuesday night was a very good one for Jacob. Wednesday was not quite as good, but Jacob is such a Trooper. Jacob still has the infection and they are trying different medications. The Doctors feel it would be best for Jacob to have some quiet time, so we are asking for no visitors for the next few days. We need to do what is best for Jacob, so the best thing you can do right now is pray for him. Overall, Jacob is doing remarkably well, and we know he will continue on that path.
Jacob had a great weekend. He is as tough as ever! On Sunday, as Jacob was coming out of the coma, he started responding to voices. A nurse was working with him and noticed he opened one of his eyes a little. She asked him to wiggle his fingers if he could hear her. He immediately wiggled the fingers of his right hand! Yeah Jacob! Then Jacob's dad, Robert asked him to squeeze his hand, and Jacob quickly tightened his grip. Over the last few days he has been responding like that to both his Mom and Dad. We are so excited about his progress! Jacob does have a staff infection that they are working on. He has a fever that can spike up to 104 or 105 at times, but the hospital is managing it. They have given him more medicine to sedate him, to help his body fight the fever. Please remember him in your prayers. Thank you for all of your love and support.
Saturday was a good day for Jacob! The tough guy attempted six breaths on his own, even though he is on a breathing tube. That's the Jacob we all know and love. He had an angiogram on Friday with good results. It showed no cuts on his brain. The Doctors are starting tonight to take him off the medication that is keeping him in a coma, so his muscles are starting to fire up. Even though he will be out of a comatose state, he will still be heavily sedated, and will still be asleep. His blood pressure is doing well, but they will be keeping a close eye on that as he comes out of the coma. The doctor's did discover a broken wrist, and that has been cast. Remember to keep Jacob, the doctors working with him, and Jacob's family in your prayers.
Jacob is currently in the Pediatric ICU at Primary Children's Hospital and is in critical, but stable condition. He has severe head trauma and has been sedated into a medically induced coma, which will continue for the next two or three days. This will allow the swelling on the brain to be managed and continue to drain. At this point, the swelling doesn't appear to be getting any worse. He appears to have multiple skull fractures, but no other broken bones in his lower body. A complete evaluation will not be able to happen until he regains consciousness. It will be a long term recovery for Jacob, so please remember him and his family in your prayers.
There has been an account set up at America First Credit Union to help offset costs associated with Jacob's accident. You can donate at any America First Branch using the account name "JACOB PARK MEMORIAL ACCOUNT". Please donate to this account in lieu of flowers.