Hey Team Tyler nation, I wish I could provide some funny notes to my posts like Michelle but it’s just not my forte. I am the information nerd. So anyway on with the information…Every shift (at least so far) they take Tyler off of his sedation medicine to give his body a chance to get out of its deep sleep. These are the times when we interact with him and he squeezes our hands and wiggles his toes and such. I unfortunately have not been by his bedside to witness any of these until now. Today Tyler OPENED HIS EYES AND LOOKED AT ME. This was the most awesome feeling a Father could have. I am so excited and encouraged by this progress.
As far as the rest of last night apparently this is fairly common but the had to switch out his his ECMO circuit which basically is switching out the machine. This put his body under a little stress and he has been shivering some, but that has settled down.
He is resting again comfortably and we keep sharing with him about all the folks back home and around the country that are sending us his thoughts and prayers.
Please keep ’em coming our way.