They were still trying to get him awake when I was in the hospital today. He has almost been weaned off the med's that made him sleep to get all his stuff rested up. For the first time we were encouraged to talk loudly and touch him. And touch him and talk loud...we did. SIL and I went in early afternoon ... only to find my cousin...Garry's best friend was there and he was touching and feeling him...and talking loud. He got him to open his eyes several times. After he left we took over and Joan (yes my SIL is named Joan) not balonie however.... and we started talking to him. Joan took his arm and rubbed it and started talking to him and asked if he could open his eyes....he tried so hard and he got them half open...then off he went again. We kept on doing this for some time and finally his arms and hands started to move. His eyes would open occasionally but he would always drift off. The nurses were all ready for him because they said some people wake up FAST and they get agitated and start pulling out all their tubes so they tied his hands down ... just in case. They want everything to slow and smooth.
When I left I took his arm and rubbed it for awhile...then I asked him to open his beautiful brown eyes ... and he did. Just for a moment. Then I spoke Low German to him and threatened him that if he wasn't awake by tomorrow morning....I would make him eat rabbit shit like I did when we were kids. So I'm hoping that will work. He would have done the same for me.
So tomorrow should give us more news ... and we will proceed from there.