Dad's been taking breaths on his own in addition to the ventilator; and his organs have shown signed of improvement. He is supposed to get a tracheotomy today, so his airway tubing will be in his throat not his mouth as it is now. This was agitating him. He swallowed yesterday which is a good sign. He has his feeding tube in. He is still at high risk for infection. They are still very concerned about him neurologically - need him to be more responsive.
Still can't talk to us. They had about 15 IV bags of medicines at the beginning and they are down to 4 at last count.
Thank you for your continued prayers.