Oliverson’s doctors began weening him off of painkillers and scaling back his oxygen with positive results, the Instagram account reported Tuesday afternoon, adding that a neurosurgeon told the family that the boy’s CT scan was “looking great.”
The account also said Oliverson was able to respond physically when one of his friends spoke to him on the phone.
“He told Easton to put his thumb up – e lo ha fatto! His friend then told him to put his other thumb up – and he did that as well! We are so grateful for these little miracles,” il post diceva.
“As of the afternoon of Tuesday, agosto 16, Little League officials spoke with Easton’s family and were pleased to hear that his medical team remains encouraged by his progress,” Little League International said in a statement. “At the request of his family, Little League International encourages all to join us in keeping the Snow Canyon Little League player and his family in our thoughts and prayers, as we wish for a full and complete recovery.
The organization said it would use all available resources to “support the player, la sua famiglia, and his coaches and teammates, as we navigate this unfortunate situation.”
Oliverson’s Snow Canyon Little League team is scheduled to play its first game of the Little League World Series Friday afternoon. Snow Canyon is the first team from Utah to make it to the series in the 75-year history of the tournament.