Rather than writing another long section of info on my brother, I copied and pasted what I wrote last night into the blog.

Just returned from visiting at the hospital. Tonight we learned he didn’t have a heart attack. The enzymes that show up in the blood (during/after a heart attack) were not there. So, the heart stopped due to not swallowing the juice correctly (Vasovagal response). They kept his body in a cooling situation for the first 24 hours. Then they started warming him to 37C for the next 12 hours. At 1am Saturday morning, he will be warmed up to normal temp and sedation removed. Currently his eyes are wide open but not focusing on anything yet. He doesn’t have the ability yet to squeeze hands or even blink his eyes (yes, they are coating his eyes with special goop to prevent them from drying out).His hands were twitching quite a bit and he even moved his head. He did some coughing which indicated to the nurse there isn’t any damage to the brain stem. Amee and Dave will be in to visit tomorrow morning and hopefully will have more positive things to report.

I can’t add much more at this time since we’ve not had a crew out to visit and check his status. Today, Saturday, I’ll be heading in to Open Studio tour for a weekend of completely different people and surroundings. Eventually I’ll share photos of what the kids in Halsey were inspired by with the crazy camas installation. Let me tell you, it’s pretty darn cool! Then there is the gallery opportunity if I choose to submit to the jury process. Very interesting things happening!

Now, if we can just get Tom on the right track!



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I'm an artist in Albany Oregon focusing on paper and natural objects for inspiration.

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