June 24 -Day 10

Dean's intra-cranial pressure (ICP) seemed pretty stable throughout the day yesterday and most of the night, but was up again this morning. We were fortunate to be in the room when the neurosurgeon stopped by this morning, propped one of Dean's eyes open for a pupil test and swept back and forth with a flashlight. He observed that Dean had a small pupil response in his right eye and commented that the remaining pressure on his left eye (from the broken bones in his lower forehead) could be preventing it from responding. He also performed a brief stimuli test in each hand and Dean did seem to have a response each time. He said that each patient and each injury is different: brain swelling can come down in a few days in one patient and take weeks in another.

Of course, this is not definitive yet but it was certainly encouraging to hear when we had just requested special prayer yesterday evening for some pupil response! Thank you all so much for your continued support and prayers!

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