Dad is doing well today. He was taken off the ventilator yesterday and was moved back to the 6th floor today. His left side is still very impaired. The feeding tube is still in place because he is not able to swallow properly yet. He is not on any sedatives currently, and is pretty aware of what is going on most of the time. The antibiotic regimen he is on for the pneumonia is working. He has another 5 days or so of that. The main duty we have all had in recent visits is making sure he gets all of his secretions out, either by his suction wand or spitting. Very exciting stuff. He has longer visiting hours on the 6th floor: 7am till 9pm. He is in room 692.
Be seeing you around the hospital.