Monday, August 13, 2007

One Big Step

Dad continues to take small steps in the right direction, but on Saturday morning he took what I would call a big step. The breathing tube was removed! Thank the Lord!

He is extremely weak from being sedated and on the ventilator for 12 days. He is still fighting an infection of some sort even though all cultures continue to be negative.

It is so good to hear him joke, tell the same story for the hundredth time, and say his signature filler phrase of "ya know"!

He still has a long way to go before we can stop praying for his complete recovery, but the prayers are certainly working! I thank you all for your support, thoughts, and prayers.

5 comments:

carolynn said...

A giant step for your Dad!

Things are really looking up! I have him on our Church prayer list as well!

Mrs. Jones said...

I'm so glad to hear he is getting better! Your family is in my thoughts.

Kelle said...

Wow Pen! That is a huge step. So glad to see that things are looking up. Keeping you all close in thought and prayer.

Kelle

shelbalah said...

penny, i came here to get the update on dad...just am so relieved to see he is making progress! that is wonderful. i am keeping the prayers going.

Jenny McB said...

How is it going? I have thought of you this week and hope that your Dad keeps getting stronger.