Update on Dad: Prognosis Good (Again)
Dad is beginning to open his eyes and be responsive to those around him. He is still under a lot of sedation, but he is able to move his arms and legs when asked by the doctor to do so. He is able to move his head in the direction of whoever is speaking to him. He appears to recognize us again.
A scan on Friday confirms that Dad did not suffer brain damage during his cardiac episode a few weeks ago.
Today (Monday 9/8), the doctors are planning to do a tracheotomy, to assist Dad in breathing on his own. He has been on the ventilator for several weeks now.
His primary doctor (a wonderful surgeon named Dr. Vu) is planning a second surgery, probably this week, to repair the damage sustained by Dad's liver during all these recent medical problems.
The doctors are hopeful that Dad will pull through all these difficulties, although his recovery may require long-term care. Once again I want to express how thankful I am to all of you who are continuing to hold Dad in your thoughts and prayers.