Hey gang. Sorry I haven't been around. I'm in BRUTAL all-day training all of this week at work. I'm mentally and physically exhausted. LOL! They're basically teaching us in 5 days, what it literally takes 6 months to teach our clients, so my head is swimming. Oy. But I found out today that I can get a bunch of stuff from our clients AT COST, so I'm all pumped! (Our clients are all high-end companies in the fashion apparel industry, so let's just say that your little Alien is going to sporting LOTS of Birkenstocks this summer. WOOHOO! LOL!)
I've finally got some good news on Tommie. They haven't closed him up yet, but they did put mesh over his incision. Today, they removed almost all of his tubes and woke him up (sort of). My BIL and MIL were there with him today and he was awake almost 3-hours with them. Because he had the ventilator down his throat for so long, he's having trouble talking and swallowing, but he managed to whisper a few words today. They're bringing in a speech therapist tomorrow to work with him. Apparently, this is all very normal, and he'll be fine eventually in terms of that. After being in an induced coma for almost 2 weeks, he's obviously kind of out of it yet, but he's at least on his WAY to getting better.
He's still got a huge, long road ahead of him. And he's not completely out of the woods yet. But apparently, all of your prayers worked, because for ONCE, we're all a little more optimistic that he's going to pull through this and eventually be up and around again. Huge, HUGE (cautious) sigh of relief going on in the family today, lemme tell ya. I'll continue to keep you posted, but once again, thank you all SO much for all of your thoughts, prayers and comments. Words cannot describe how thankful and appreciative we all are. You guys kick some serious ass. :) Just keep 'em coming until they can close him up and give him the thumbs up that he's out of danger. He'll be in the hospital for months, but we're all hoping that's for recovery, and not for the life-and-death situations he's been scaring all of us with lately.