Feb. 23, 2014 Update

After resting all day, Paul had another exam this evening with his neurologist. Prior to his exam, with his sleep meds turned off, Nia and the kids were able to interact with Paul a bit. He was able to keep his eyes open for even longer periods of time; when asked, he moved his eyes from left to right; he acknowledged that he can hear out of both ears; and when asked, he blinked to confirm that he saw his son, Nick. It was another positive and special moment for the Figura family on this road to recovery. Again, Nia, Nick, Taylor and the rest of Paul's family want to convey to everyone how grateful they are for the outpouring of love and support during these past few days. It has truly been amazing. Please continue to send your prayers and positive thoughts Paul's way as he continues to fight his way back. Thank you all so much.

-Amy

Feb. 22, 2014 Update, Evening

Today was fairly quiet. Doctor's orders are for Paul to get lots of rest over the next few days to let his body heal. He had another exam this morning with his neurologist. The doctor has reduced the frequency of these exams to allow Paul more time to rest, heal, and hopefully make progress. During today's exam, he was able to open his eyes, and with the aid of his glasses, he was able to see his daughter Taylor and confirm that he recognized her by blinking his eyes. It was pretty awesome to see. Again - Thank you all so much for checking in on Paul and for all your prayers, kind words, and positive thoughts. And thank you so much to everyone that has signed up to take a meal to Paul's family. They (and I) continue to be amazed at the huge number of people coming forward to show their love and support. 

-Amy

PS: Friends of Jacksonville Animals is holding a fundraiser for Paul on March 6th at Havana Jax. Please help them spread the word about this event, and if you have something you'd like to donate for the raffle, contact Jill Mero (jill@friendsofjaxanimals.com). A huge thank you to FOJA for putting this event together!

Feb. 21st, 2014 Update

More good news today. Paul had another CT scan, and the results showed that his brain is stable. And for those of you that know Paul, you know this is huge! Paul hasn't been stable for years!! Womp womp. No, but seriously, this is a good thing. Keep the prayers and good vibes coming. Paul feels them, and they're definitely working. Thank you so much everyone.

— Amy

One way to help

People have been asking about ways they can help Paul's family. We have set up a meal schedule on TakeThemAMeal.com so people can sign up to provide meals for the family while they keep vigil over Paul in the hospital. Click this link to see the schedule and sign up. Thank you again so much for all your love and support. Words can't convey how appreciative we all are for all of you. 

— Amy

A Quick Word Regarding Questions

Although we appreciate your concern, please do not try to contact the hospital or Paul's physicians regarding his progress. They cannot share information in that regard with anyone but Paul's family. Any questions can be directed to me, via email (amy@paulfigura.com) or text message (904-635-0866), and I will try to answer them if I can. Thank you.

— Amy

Feb. 20th, 2014 Update

Paul is continuing to get lots of rest. The next few days will be critical, as the doctors monitor him closely for any secondary complications. He is still responding to the doctors, and was able to open his eyes a bit more today. We aren't "out of the woods" yet, but we are still optimistic and excited about the progress he is making. Please keep sending your prayers and positive thoughts Paul's way.

Thank you again for all your love and support. You have all been fantastic. We enjoy seeing you and reading your uplifting comments and stories about how Paul has touched your lives.

— Amy