After his fall dad was transferred to the Shock-Trauma ICU unit in Augusta. He has several facial fractures around his eye along with internal bleeding/swelling around his brain. At the time of his transfer, several hours after the accident his situation looked bad. However after scans, test and exams by several doctors a miracle was confirmed. The brain bleeding/swelling had diminished and the eight facial fractures are not going to require surgery either. In fact once healed dad should look the same as before. With no noticeable scaring.
On Thursday night ( day 5 ) dad was transferred from ICU to a regular room still within the neuro wing. He has been sleeping a lot but when aroused is responsive and knows what is going on around him. His speech is thick and gruff, but we feel that is because of the medication he is taking. The biggest continuing issue is his ability to swallow. Physically he seems to be able to, yet has been unable to eat or take medication orally. If this does not improve soon, a feeding tube will have to be inserted into his stomach. Please remember to pray for this specifically as we all hope to avoid that.
My mother who is 74 has been with him the entire time. Only in the past few days consenting to go to a hotel for rest. So she needs our prayer as well. My sister and I are platooning with her for now. We are tired but holding up well.
A million thanks to everyone for your messages of love and prayerful support.
And to my blog world friends. I miss my daily blog fix. I subscribe to a blog reader. It tracks the ones I have not read and saves them for me. I WILL get to them all as soon as things return a little closer to normal.