John is awake and aware. Able to speak and charming the team even though he’s not totally back to being himself just yet.
He’s in a significant amount of pain, so he’s asked for prayer in that area specifically. Actually, when I asked if he wanted to communicate anything to you all, he SANG “pray for paiiiiiiiiiiiin” in a slightly muted but still Stearnzie sort of way.
There is a nurse, Sandy who is taking care of him currently. She has been guaranteed a song in the near future.
His team is also trying to balance his breathing and blood pressure so send some good thoughts towards those areas as well.
This is the beginning of what has been described as a relatively long and painful recovery process. He has been advised that he won’t be able to turn his neck on it’s own (or at least he should try not to for the foreseeable future).
He will be in the ICU at least until tomorrow, possibly longer. From there, the plan is for him move to a separate area of the hospital for a couple days until he’s cleared to go home and finish his recovery. He is not in a place to have lots of visitors at the moment, but we will let you know if that changes in the coming days.
This will likely be the last update of the day, but we’ll make sure to keep everyone informed should something come up.
Thank you again for your support.