Brooke had a rough night last night, but ended up having a good day despite being very tired. He is almost weaned off the dopamine and his body has been working hard to keep his blood pressure up. The therapists have given him a 'sip and puff' straw which allows him to either call the nurse (sip) or, get this, control the tv by puffing. Apparently he's been somewhat of a closet football fan, because he was eagerly awaiting the Utah/BYU game today. When I asked him when the last time he watched a football game was, he said he watched this same match-up three years ago. Who knew?!? He was quite engrossed with the game and it gave him something else to focus on for a few hours.
I am back in Seattle so the blog postings may become less frequent. Ideally I will post an update everyday, but please forgive me if I miss a day or two. Thanks again for everyone's support.