We just got back from visiting the hospital. First of all I want to say that the doctors mentioned that Mike was really in good shape and that would be helpful to his recovery. Mike has been working with a personal trainer and swimming regularly for 1 1/2 years trying to lessen the problems he was having with his back.
The doctor has said they are still unsure if they might have to operate on 2 of the ribs, but they will avoid that if possible.
The rest is basically from the VanNoy family: Dad is more responsive. (Well, he actually moved his legs around and anytime he hears our voice, he tries to pull at his tube. He has mittens over his hands so he can’t do anything.) He’s 40% reliant on the ventilator (Yesterday he was 80% so that’s a very good thing.) His progress could still go back and forth. But so far, the doc said today he’s going in the right direction. If he continues to improve he may get the breathing tube out tomorrow night. Keep up the prayers; they are working.
Keep on kartin'. llb