I can see how Jan is becoming stronger and more fit little by little every day. Today he spent almost all day speaking and breathing on his own.
His sensations have not changed, though. He can move his head and shoulders and can recognize skin contact from the middle of his chest to the top of his head. He also has some other interesting sensations. For example, sometimes he asks to massage his belly. At this moment he cannot feel skin sensation but feels the massage from inside his belly.
Afterwards, we wash his body with cold water and a few drops of mint essential oil. This helps to reduce his high temperature. He is currently feeling that energy is leaving his body through the skin. He feels this in his arms and legs. He even asked me to wash his legs more thoroughly, not only on the front, as he apparently felt the cooling only from the front sides of the legs.
It looks like soon, probably next week, we will leave the intensive care station and will move upstairs in the same hospital to a different apartment. There Jan will start to do more physiotherapy. At the moment doctors can’t be precise about his diagnosis. Only next month will we have a more clear picture about Jan’s trauma.