The doctors feel like Daniel's body is getting stable enough to begin assessing his neurological condition. Though they began administering the paralytic again last night, Daniel's surgeon pulled him off it completely this morning. It will still take time to filter through his body but they want to have him wake up to some degree.
The poor little guy is puffed up like a marshmallow because they are giving so much blood product in order to keep his blood pressure steady and other fluids. He still isn't excreting urine, which isn't helping. We really need him to start peeing!
The labs are looking good, thank God. His lactic acid is down. White counts are still a bit messed up because of his bone marrow being "revved up". His blood gases are normal.
Day by day...