JACKSON — Madison Alderman-At-Large Warren Strain continues on the long road to recovery, according to social media updates from his wife Sandra.

In a Facebook post on Monday, Feb. 10, Sandra Strain said that the latest obstacle her husband has faced is a persistent fever.

“We are still fighting a fever and have all day yesterday and tonight,” she wrote Monday. “It’s a decent fever, not high, thank God, and not low. They have begun running tests so far they can't pinpoint the reason. God have mercy.”

In a previous post from the weekend, she announced that Strain was entering his seventh week since the incident. 

Sandra Strain has been documenting small day-to-day victories form decreasing the size of her husband’s tracheostomy tube to his first meal of solid food upon arrival at Baptist that included a few bites of vanilla pudding and some ice chips, a victory she said brought her to tears.

She also asked for prayer and thanked the community for support.

“I can't wait to hear his voice again,” She wrote. “Please pray his body and mind continue to heal. And pray he can endure physical therapy and that he can breathe well enough to get off of the trache. God bless you all and thank you for your love and support. We couldn't do it without you.”

In mid-January, she announced that Strain was awake and responsive following weeks in a coma.

“He is still minimally responsive,” she wrote at the time. “However his eyes are open and he focuses to some extent on sound.”

Strain added that her husband’s condition is indicative of the long road to recovery he faces.

“We are still not out of the woods by any means,” she said. “He still has multiple health issues now, including the placement of a tracheostomy and a feeding tube.

“…However, seeing his eyes open reminds us of God’s mercy and that everyone’s prayer ARE being heard. Now is the time to pray more as we may continue to document what progress is being made.”

Strain suffered multiple strokes on the morning of Dec. 23 that resulted in bleeding in his brain. He did a stint in the Intensive Care Unit at St. Dominic’s Hospital in Jackson and is currently at Select Specialty at Baptist.

Family friend Nadia Maxwell started a GoFundMe account to support the family. As of Wednesday, that campaign had raised $13,415 from 118 donors of its stated goal of $100,000.