Today is the second part of the ISIS Pharmaceutical's drug trial. Again, the neurosurgeons doing the injections do not report to Alisha and Josh because this is a blind study. They won't know if Emmett is getting a lumbar puncture or just a sham needle poke. Following the same protocol with all participants who went through the first part flawlessly (as he did), Emmett will only be in ICU for 6 hours today. After that he will be released from the hospital and will be staying at a local hotel, courtesy of ISIS Pharmaceutical, overnight so that he will be near BC Children's Hospital. Just to be safe.
Emmett, Alisha, and Josh - we are all praying for safety.
EDIT 7 p.m. Pacific Time
Emmett came out from the procedure angry! He wasn't too happy at all with what went on ... and then he fell asleep. He's back to himself now and waiting for a final check before the three of them can leave the hospital. It's been a long day and they're looking forward to crashing back at the hotel!