The last update on Jerry Lawler, who suffered a heart attack during Monday night's (Sept. 10, 2012) episode of WWE Monday Night Raw, reported here, was that doctors were reportedly fearful he suffered brain damage due to how long it took to revive him after medics attended to him backstage.
This breaking update with further details comes from Lawler's son, Brian Christopher (via Arda Ocal):
"Ok, here's the latest real update. Lauren and I are here at the hospital in Montreal. He does not look good at all. He is responsive to questions that he is asked which is very good. His sedation and breathing support are being lowered slowly right now. He was shocked a total of 7 times at the arena and underwent a balloon stint to open up a clogged artery when he arrived at hospital. Everyone out there needs to say a special prayer for his brain at this point, please. Tests on his brain will not be available until the morning. One of us two will keep all you guys informed as we know more."
The usage of the word "responsive" in this update leaves a lot to the imagination. Based on the fact that he is still on some sort of sedation and breathing support, he is most likely unable to respond to anything verbally. With that in mind, it is also likely safe to surmise, in this instance "responsive" may simply mean his pupils are reactive to light, or he may show signs of reacting to his reflexes being tested, or perhaps even as much as being able to squeeze a hand or move a finger or toe when asked to do so. This is all highly speculative and vague, so until the test results are in, it is anyone's guess as to what the future may hold for "The King."
What isn't vague now though, is the newfound knowledge that he underwent some extensive life-saving measures. Neither is the severity and graveness of his condition, which had not been fully conveyed, despite the media blitz surrounding it, until now.
All we can do at this point is continue to keep him and his family in our thoughts. We will continue to update you as information becomes available.