Thursday, January 18, 2007

Cody update

From Cody's Aunt Denise:

Hello friends,

I want to give you a brief update on Cody's recovery and ask for your continued prayers. Our family was all together for Christmas, spending Christmas Eve at Cody's side at the hospital.

He was taken out of Intensive Care the week before Christmas and is now on the Rehab floor of the hospital. He seems to be doing well medically, and has gained back 4 of the 54 pounds that he had lost. He has no life support, only a humidifier attached to his tracheotomy to get some moisture into his lungs. He has Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy every day. They have him sitting up in a chair several hours a day, with someone at his side. His progress in these areas is very slow. He still responds only to commands to lift a finger, open his mouth, or raise an eyebrow, but we remain hopeful and are praying to Mary and her Son, St. Jude, Pope John Paul ll for continued progress and for Cody's recovery. We also pray for his parents and siblings who are all struggling so much during this time.

God Bless you all and thank you for your continued prayers.

I thank you, too.