Well, not so good news today. They had to put him on the respirator because his vitals were dropping. He's still awake and mouthing words to us, but his body needs help breathing to get enough oxygen right now. He's also got pneumonia in his only lung.
The docs think that they caught it early enough that it will be easily taken care of, but I hate seeing him on that machine. He was doing so well...his vitals are stable again, but he'll have to stay on the respirator until the pneumonia is gone, then they will begin weaning him off of it. So, we're still in the ICU for at least a few more days.
Not good, but I guess it could be worse. He's a fighter, God's going to see him through this.
Helen, I'm glad to hear that there is at least some progress with your Dad. I know its disappointing to have to continue the treatments, but some progress is better than none. Your dad seems to have high spirits and a great attitude, and I know God's looking after him too. I'm keeping him in my prayers along side my grandpa.
Let me know if you need anything sweetie.