Erin is still comatose. She responds to pain, but not to commands yet. As most of you know she has responded to a few commands in the past such as thumbs up or opening of the eyes. Her pupils are still unresponsive which is not a good sign overall (they have been this way since she got here). The longer someone is in a coma, the greater the likelihood of residual symptoms, particularly physical disabilities. The doctors are optimistic that she will be able to come out of the coma eventually but the severity of any impairments will be a mystery for probably months. Erin's youth is a distinct advantage as well as her pre-injury intelligence level and personality, as these have been identified as possible indicators for levels of recovery. Her vitals are all stable and she continues to breathe on her own. The doctors are talking about an EEG later today which measures brain wave activity. Apparently there is an EEG severity index used on patients with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). I will update the blog with any information as it becomes available to me. Just to verify, I am not a doctor or a medical professional. I am just a concerned husband with a silly internet connection, and a lot of questions.