There are several scales used to describe the level of response in patients with brain injury. The Ranco Scale measures levels of cognitive or mental functioning. Until today Eric’s level has been on the first which is “No response to stimulation”. We noticed the very first change today, he’s now on level two which is “Generalized response to stimulation”. I’m so happy!!! He slightly opened up his eyes when I touched him so I saw his beautiful blue eyes today. This doesn’t mean that he saw me but it’s a good step in the right direction.
Eric’s Trauma surgeon is absolute awesome. I was here this morning when he did his normal check-in. Not sure yet how Monday is looking, there are several steps Eric needs to go throe before we can “wake him up”. It’s a slow process but I’m really hoping for improvements by mid-next week. I know we need to be patient but it’s harder said then done; it’s a warm and beautiful day today, I which Eric could enjoy it with us. He has today been here for a week.
Keep all your positive thoughts going…..it’s working 🙂