I appreciate your caring comments and especially your prayers for Patrick! Prayer is the one thing--and the best thing--that we can do for him and his family now.
I visited the hospital yesterday and the doctors said that he was slightly improved. We may know more by Monday about his situation. We continue to watch and pray. There has been a tremendous outpouring of love and support for the family from friends, church and school folk.
A Caring Bridge page has been set up for him and if you are interested in checking his progress the link is http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/patricknicosia.
We are grateful for your concern and support. This will be a long-term recovery situation, so I will post significant changes in his status but not daily updates here.