thank you andrew,
There has been a website created at http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/benpalmer
. This is a journal of Ben's condition created by his mother Teri and updated by the family and myself. Please go there and use your email address to create a log in. You can stay up to date and contribute( by contribute I do not mean money, hold off on that) to the site.
Update as of Wednesday morning,
As of this morning Ben remains stable and moving towards having the ventilator (breathing assistance) removed. As he shows ability to breath on his own without overworking his system he will be freed from the tubes going into his mouth.
Along with the removal of the ventilation assistance comes the reduction of sedation. He will then be free of the artificial restraints on consciousness. That does not mean he will immediately wake up but it will enable outside stimulus to get to him without the cloud of medical sedation.
As far as I know there are no restrictions on visitation. Please keep Ben in your thoughts and Prayers.