Thank you all for sharing your stories and thank you for your thoughts and prayers. Daniel is getting the best care in the world. Our family has the utmost respect and gratitude for the nurses caring for Daniel. As they monitor his heart and check for responsiveness, they also attend to his family and friends gently and respectfully. As of today, Daniel responds to pain and his heart rate is good. When I left the hospital he was running fever, but the nurse was giving him medicine to bring it down.
We have our own ways of measuring Daniel's progress, and when we touch Daniel or speak to him we know in our hearts that he is listening. Daniel lives and has lived! When I think of how much this man, my brother, has accomplished in such a short time I feel proud and happy. He is a father, a counseler, a dog breeder, a martial-arts competitor, a traveler (he has lived in Mexico, traveled to Cuba...). He is most happy when he is able to share his success with others...witness all the friends and family that have come to show support for Daniel. Above all else, he values the love of friends and family--the love of humanity. He has managed to keep us all connected through thick or thin. Throughout his life, Daniel has persuaded people to come out of their shells, to reach beyond themselves, he has challenged us to reach our fullest potential. Please continue to share your wonderful memories and thoughts, we need them now more than ever and please remember to thank the nurses for treating my brother with the dignity and respect he wishes for every human being on this planet!