His neurological condition can be best described as a state of unresponsive wakefulness. He has spontaneous eye opening and blinking. However, he shows no signs of understanding language, responding to verbal commands or awareness of his surroundings. He has not spoken, he has not engaged in any purposeful movements or behaviors.
His exam shows a spastic quadriparesis which means he has profound weakness and contraction of the muscles of his arms and legs. The most important diagnostic test so far was a Magnetic Resonance Imagine scan of the brain. This study showed extensive loss of brain tissue in all regions of the brain.
We have no certain or verifiable knowledge of the cause or circumstances of his neurological injury.