These are two very, very important milestones as we progress.
That does constitute a serious issue. . . . We are working very diligently with keeping those airways open.
His condition remains critical but he has been stable overnight. There have been no adverse events.
The coma at the moment is medically induced. When the medications are weaned or reduced, Mr. McCloy does move; Mr. McCloy does bite down on his tube; Mr. McCloy does appear to flicker his eyelids. All those things are true. I don't want to let anyone think that is some clear indication whatsoever of the nature of the extent of his recovery or injury.
We are working very diligently with keeping those airways open. Right now, that's my biggest concern.
The fact that he is not opening his eyes tonight, or not squeezing our hands tonight, is not an indication of his neurological status.
I think there's a lot of personal interest in Mr. McCloy getting back to West Virginia.
There's no question that I think his age, his vitality, his general health are his greatest allies. Given the extraordinary circumstances we witnessed over the last several days, this is the miracle.
We'll keep him medically sedated as long as possible.