Saturday, November 25, 2006


Thanksgiving came and went and although Neil couldn't be with us, he had a special visit from his granddaughters who are visiting from California. When they first arrived earlier in the week, the nurses made it clear that there was no way they would allow the kids (3 years old and 10 months old) into the ICU. It was also very clear that this was not an acceptable situation, so with enough pleading, begging and talking to the "right" people, the girls were able to see him. Neil unfortunately still has infection in his lungs, so the doctors will not proceed with any surgeries until the bacteria is out of his system. The feeding tube is in his nose now, so he is much more comfortable having his mouth clear of tubes. He can mouth words, but mostly his is able to write, which makes communication much easier for all involved. He also has better control of the TV, which makes him happier. He looks better everyday and is making slow, but steady progress. Basically, we are so thankful that Neil is still with us and that we have such loving and caring friends and family.

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