Thank you all for the prayers for my dad! Last week when I requested prayers for my dad, the doctors had just told us that Dad would never be strong enough or well enough to be removed from the ventilator and that it was “just a matter of time” basically since his body is too weak and tired to continue. In the week since that conversation, my Dad has made improvements by leaps & bounds (so it seems to us) He went from mostly sleeping and lying in bed doing virtually nothing for himself (no personal care, couldn’t even really sit up in bed - they would help him up for about 5 minutes at a time, hadn’t walked or talked (he’s got a tracheostomy) for almost 2 months)
This week has seen him doing physical therapy exercises for his arms & legs almost continually - at HIS request, the therapists got him up on his FEET for the first time this week and last but not least - he called my Mom this morning and using a cap on his trach actually was able to produce sound and tell her “I LOVE YOU”. I have to tell you my Mom wept tears of joy this morning!!! We thought we would never hear my dad speak again in this lifetime! (A “talking trach” is a very small tube and one of the last stages of “weaning” a person off the ventilator!)
Now with that background - I most humbly request prayers for my Dad’s continued improvement. The Lord has answered our family’s prayers that Dad be able to talk to us again! Now we are praying that he is able to build his strength and be able to live without the ventilator. Although his improvements are phenomenal and he is motivated to get well, he is still facing many, many challenges. Every day he survives is a blessing to us, his family! Thank you in advance for any prayers you are able to offer up! I have been praising God for his grace and mercy!