Perry was exhibiting some responses, but they were coming in a very rhythmic pattern which is cause for some concern regarding brain function post cardiac arrest (anoxic brain injury). Spirits were a bit somber after realizing that his initial hand squeezes were part of a rhythmic spasm and some panic set in for those here now and those in transit when they got a call late last night (Misty, Ryan, Kim, Nick, Tonya, Jim and Diane). We were all preparing for the worst and tears began to flow. Then, Misty went back to be with Perry and sent all in the waiting room a text saying, "Waiting to speak w Dr Akindipe - the nurse does not feel as though "the time has come" based upon her experience so to give more time & I will see what Dr. Akindipe has to say - positive thoughts". Spirits gained a little momentum again. Around 9:15, Dr. Akindipe addressed all present around Perry's bedside, and said he's not ready to throw in the towel yet!
He expressed that yesterday was a major setback having 2 operations and his liver function is decreasing (although liver shock is not rare given his last 24 hours), HOWEVER his transplant organs are still in good shape, and his kidneys are holding up for the moment, so the he is telling us to stay the course for now. We are going to take this thing day by day. He encouraged us to keep talking in his ear and making him know he is surrounded by familiar faces, so we thought this would be a great opportunity for you all to share some of your favorite Perry stories that we could tell him while he battles.
You are all giving us so much hope and strength from all angles. We can not thank you enough.
LET'S GO PERRY!