UPDATE #1 ON CRMEDFORD:
I received an email today and here is the news that was given to me - it is a good sign that all the prayers are working:
"I will let you know as soon as he can receive stuff. He is in ICU so he can't have flowers and such, but as soon as he's moved to a regular room he will likely be able to. He is doing well today. Yesterday was really bad. Honestly I wasn't sure that this morning would be good news to pass on. There were some complications yesterday that occurred from other injuries, but it seems as though they got them worked out in a late afternoon surgery. Today is a good day though. He is awake today and talking (well whispering)"
Keep praying for him - he is aware of all the emails he is receiving as well and his friend is going to print them out for him as soon as he can. He is a fighter and has a lot of support! Hopefully there will be more good news to share with everyone soon.