Wednesday, February 21, 2007

'nuther Grandpa Update: He's doing better. Brett stayed the first part of the night with him and I relieved him at 2am. He was asleep and still doing some gurgling. I had the nurse vacuum out his throat and he sounded better. About 3:30 he woke up and said "oh Hi son!" I talked to him for about 30 minutes. He wasn't carrying on a real intelligent conversation but he would respond to almost everything I said. He then went back to sleep. After Saundra showed up this morning he did the same thing. Both times he was hurting and they gave him morphine and put him back to sleep. Either way, he's still not up to fielding phone calls. This morning the nurse said his pneumonia sounded a lot better. They had decided last night that they are going to go ahead with the surgery. The surgeon said they had to fit him in today "after the elective surgeries and between the scheduled ones." The nurse said they were stuck between a rock and a hard place. Don't operate and he may die. Operate and he may die. At least after operating they will be able to move him about. He definitely doesn't like to be moved and they are just moving him slightly with pillows to change the pressure points until he has the surgery. Well. Stay tuned for more updates after the operation.

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