My father, Lloyd Grizzle, is out of the ICU and has been transferred to the Long Term Acute Care (LTAC) unit at Windy Hill Hospital, which is much closer to my mom's home (as well as mine). He is still on occasional (not continuous) dialysis as his kidneys continue to improve. He is still being weaned off the ventilator; he is able to breathe on his own for up to 10 hours at a time now. He is still not talking but he recognizes us now - the other day he grabbed my hand as soon as I came in the room, and he is able to communicate with funny faces and other expressions.
Dad's recovery is slowly but surely taking place. Best case scenario: He remains in the LTAC until he is completely weaned off the ventilator and dialysis, then goes to a rehab facility for about a month (for physical therapy, etc.), then comes home.
I want to thank all of you who have called and emailed me, and to all who continue to hold my Dad in your prayers. Please join me in praying that the best case scenario is what will happen.
with much appreciation,
Labels: Gratefulness, Healing