Good news! The vasospasms have subsided; they have decreased for two days in a row, so the risky operation to insert a balloon may not be necessary afterall. Also, Daniel's eyes began dilating somewhat. To check for this, the nurse uses her fingers to gently open Daniel's eyes, and then she shines a light into them. Cathy has been learning some excercises from the occupational therapist working with Daniel. They have to excercise his arms and legs to keep him flexible and fit. Daniel wears different kinds of leggings and "shoes" for support; these also keep him from developing a different posture.
As of 7pm, Cathy was waiting for word on some tests to check for ulcers. Apparently, he has had some acid build-up due to not eating...in other words, he gets his nutrition though an I.V.
Nayeli (Daniel and Cathy's youngest, 7yrs.) is a little sick, but other than that the kids are great.
Thanks for checking in...I will try to be more timely with my updates. VV