Update on Howie posted by Lisa last night:

Latest Howie update… They cut back on pain meds and reduced the assistance from the vent to try and wake him up today. He did open his eyes and would blink and move his toes on command but was being stubborn (no surprise there) and wouldn’t wake up enough for them to be able to remove the tubes…So, they’re giving up for today and will try again tomorrow starting earlier in the day. Thanks again to all of you for your continued prayers.