Update On Jack McAuliffe

Jack's sister Cathy posted an update as a comment to a previous post, but I'm bumping it up here to a new post for greater visibility. Good news on a snowy Sunday morning! From Cathy:

OK! Here’s an update. Jack is still in the trauma ICU. He’s much more alert, so he can communicate by nodding or shaking his head. He’s still on the ventilator, so he can’t talk…warning to all of you smokers! Smokers have to spend more time on a ventilator in a situation like this than non-smokers!!! His friends in Sandy Valley are ready, willing, and able to care for him when he leaves the hospital…he’ll stay with a friend in her extra bedroom. She works during the day, but another friend (right across the street) will be there during the day.