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Posted 2013-01-12T13:39:01Z

January 12, 2013 - 8:35 a.m.

Denise reports that Daddy's voice is getting stronger, and he is beginning to take water and food by mouth again - broth and jello, but it's a start! He is feeding himself this morning. Several folks going to visit today, and I'll be taking the night shift. Can't wait to see him without the tube and alert! :)[...]

Posted 2013-01-12T02:03:40Z

January 11, 2013 - 9:00 p.m.

Denise, who relieved Mama and Keith at the hospital tonight, just let us know that Daddy has been moved out of ICU and into an intermediate room. He is very aware and in good spirits. He is watching The Waltons. :)[...]

Posted 2013-01-11T17:22:42Z

January 11, 2013 - 12;20 p.m.

The doctors have made their rounds for the morning, and it seems as though they may be able to remove the breathing tube this afternoon or tomorrow morning. One of the main concerns, which was potential blockage in the bowels, has been eliminated. Daddy wanted to watch TV today, but as most of us are, was disgusted by the lack of good programming available. :) He also wrote a couple more notes - one asking when he would be able to eat some real food (still on the feeding tube due to the breathing tube). I think it's a good sign that he's hungry. [...]

Posted 2013-01-11T01:03:00Z

January 10, 2013 - 8 p.m.

Doctors did not check in today due to little change from yesterday. Daddy continues to be more aware and communicative, and able to write a few more notes today. An x-ray was taken to ensure that there is no blockage in his bowels and all seems well there. Weaning off the breathing tube continues. [...]

Posted 2013-01-10T01:52:31Z

January 9, 2013 - 8:50 p.m.

Keith just called with an update - not much different, but the good news is that Daddy seems more relaxed and aware today. He saw Keith walk into the room and reached his hand out to him. He also wrote something on a piece of paper for Mama. Sounds like we are closer to having the breathing tube removed! [...]

Posted 2013-01-09T14:41:36Z

January 9, 2013 - 9:30 a.m.

Daddy's sister, Barbara Ann, stayed with him last night and reports that he rested fairly well. The doctors made their rounds earlier this morning. In addition to the other meds hooked up to his IV, they have added a blood thinner to reduce the possibility of clots. A colon cleanse will most likely be performed today as well to ensure his comfort and well-being. [...]

Posted 2013-01-08T17:54:51Z

January 8, 2013 - 1 p.m.

Just spoke with my mom, and there's little change right now. Daddy is still being weaned from the breathing tube - removal will require him to maintain the appropriate co2 levels without back up (from what I understand). Catheter is still out, and this is good. [...]

Posted 2013-01-08T00:38:49Z

January 7, 2013

I posted a status about Daddy on my Facebook page and got an overwhelming response from family, friends, and neighbors with prayers and messages of support and comfort. Many people have asked to be kept updated so I have created this site for that purpose. [...]