Carson is continuing to make significant progress today. His sternum was closed this morning and the nurses have been removing machines like crazy since he is now all closed up. Since late morning, he has lost 8 of the 16 drip lines that he was previously on. One of these was the epinephrine that we have been working so hard to get rid of.
Another big step is that Carson is no longer on his sedative and he is starting to wake up. As you might expect, he is still quite groggy, but we have seen some finger and toe movement and even a couple of quick peeks from his eyes. As the day moves on, we hope to see more and more movement from Carson as he slowly awakes.
Included below is a picture of Carson from earlier this afternoon.