Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. Today they took the breathing tube out of my brother and he can speak. His speech is very slurred but he knows his name, he knew me, he told me he didn't feel good, said the word "headache" and asked for his daughter. He has absolutely no memory of what has happened....the heart attack, the surgery, nothing. I went over and over it as he seemed so puzzled, like he couldn't believe it, but he was much calmer when I left. He is paralyzed on the left side but the nurses are hopeful he will get all of it back with therapy. His lungs are congested and they are working on that and he had dialysis today and yesterday. This is the best birthday present anyone could have given me! I will try to get back to posting after the holiday but right now I must be with him. He's still not out of the woods but this is the first positive sign we have had.