Last night, the doctors removed both the feeding and breathing tubes from Kevin’s mouth. He’s still on the ventilator, but he’s able to communicate more easily by mouthing words and whispering a little. It’s a lot easier to understand him now, which is really great.

We’ve always encouraged visitors, but now that Kevin is able to communicate more easily and won’t be recovering from procedures, this holiday weekend would be a good time to see him, we think. I guess we shouldn’t be surprised because it’s Kevin, but he’s in pretty good spirits and is already chatty.

We will let you know if anything changes, but if you’ve hesitated to visit, please feel free to come. Details for visiting are available on the “Visiting Kevin” tab above.

As a family, we are tremendously grateful for all of the support you have shown us over the past week and a half. And more than anything, we are really thankful to have Kevin with us this Thanksgiving.

We wish you all a safe and happy holiday!