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Monday, October 12, 2009

A Much Better Update

Well after a terrible prognosis given from the docs dad is improving. We aren't by any means out of the woods and I don't want to take too much for granted and assume only to be let down again but here is where we are at.

Three days ago I asked my dad's doctor how long my dad had before we would know for sure if he'd make it or not. This was when my dad was practically comatose. He said he was worried...but that maybe in a day or two we would know.

Dad started responding a bit the next day. Not much but an opening here, a hand squeeze there. I went into see my dad Saturday night and he fully opened his eyes and looked at me and around the room. Then the following morning they actually moved him into one of those hospital chair/beds. They turned on the football game and dad was listening on occasion. He was asleep much of the time but when I got in there and said "Hey Dad" he woke right up and looked at me. He tried to talk but couldn't with the breathing tube in.

He was breathing mostly on his own and they said the tube might come out that night and it did. I had left to go home already so missed that part. I am told dad asked for water. He is hard to hear. He is very quiet and raspy but I am also told when asked what his name was he replied correctly and he also knew where he was. So this is all really good stuff. The update went from being the worst possible news to the best! I believe in the power of prayer. I thank you all. He still needs more. They told us it takes weeks to fight this infection and remember the hardest part is we still do not know what is at the core of all this. There is an underlying condition the doctors cannot seem to find at all. What is this? We still don't know and I fear it will come back if we do not figure it out and soon.

We are still discussing sending him to Mayo.


Sandee said...

I'm glad things are a bit better Sandi, but I hope they find the underlying issue soon. You dad remains in my thoughts and prayers.

Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)

Grace said...

Glad to hear dad is doing better. Prayers are still flowing from my part of the world. Won't stop... here's to a full recovery, quick!

kalibug said...

Very happy their has been improvement. Praying hard that they find the cause.

Lynne said...

That is terrific news! I will continue to keep him in my prayers.

Citizen S said...

That's great news. That's a reminder that when doctors give you terrible news, don't necessarily believe it!

Sherri said...

I am so glad to hear that he is doing much better. Many prayers will continue to be sent your way.

BK said...

Glad that your dad is improving. Wishing for all the goodness for your dad.

Glynis Peters said...

Pleased I stopped by and saw some positive news! Fingers crossed for a full recovery.

Angela said...

I'm so glad to hear that your dad is improving. I think Mayo is a great idea. We are going for my husbands brain tumor. It certainly can't hurt to get more than one opinion.
Sending up prayers and much love<3