“One Life to Live” and “As the World Turns” alum Nathaniel Marston is on a long road to recovery after getting into a car accident on Oct. 30. His mother, Elizabeth Jackson, is giving updates on his condition after a series of surgeries.
Jackson posted an update on her Facebook page Tuesday, telling family and friends that it was a “rough day.” Marston, 40, was scheduled to undergo a brain scan that night to check on fluid. Had the fluid “not dissipated,” Marston would have to have “surgery to reduce pressure” on his brain Wednesday.
“Doing my best to remain strong,” she continued. “Must rest now … Thank you soo much for your love, kindness, prayers and positive and generous support. It really means so much to me.”
Jackson has yet to share the outcome of the scan, but released a statement to Entertainment Tonight regarding her son’s condition.
“It is now believed that the hope of recovering upper body function was premature and that Marston will most likely live out his life as a quadriplegic,” Jackson said.
However, she added that Marston is able to mouth sentences and that he is breathing with the help of a tracheotomy.
As previously reported, Marston, who played Michael McBain on ABC’s “One Life to Live” from 2001 to 2007, was in a car accident in Reno, Nevada in late October. He was critically injured, breaking his back and neck, as well as suffering internal injuries.