Thank you all so much for you many wonderful wishes, I have to admit that many times I was jealous of the time Mark give to posting on degree info, but all of you have given me the inside to value even more his participation. Well, Mark made it to today, he has had two operations, and seems to be breaking the deep comma. The 72 hours is a critical point, but is not set in stone, but so far so good. The doctor did not give me any big hopes to hold on to, so now I have to use all my studies and see if he can be reach. I am playing music to him, reding all of your post, wich I print and take to him, I am talking as much as possible and trying to apply massage and compresion to the parts I can reach (arms and feet). Input from any of the forum with nursing experience or with relatives that had skull trauma is very helpful for me now. He has move arms and legs as of last night, and this was not happening before, so please, keep praying for my Mark. many thanks again, Rosie Israel "proudly Mrs. Mark Israel"