Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Continued Improvement

Dad continues to improve and I guess the biggest turning point in my mind, is the taking out of the vent tube.

Last night I was scared.  Frightened NOT because of the machinery around him thumping, pumping, and "whirring" but more because his body was not producing urine nor was his heart rate stable.

As I drove home the lonely 72 mile stretch of snowy pavement ahead of me, I called a good friend of mine who lost her own mother last January. 

There's no doubt that her experience with her mom played out in her head last night as she told me signs to look for, what to expect, what to hope for, and what to look away from.

Thankfully, Dad is showing all the GOOD signs, and I am, thankful again this year! 

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