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After the negativety, of some of my posts on the other thread, today we got some real positive news that I want to share with you, for those who have given my family and i support. Thank you.

The News....For the 1st time in 16 days, my dad has woken up he does not really know where he is and that we were around him, he only keeps his eyes open looks around for no more than 5-10 seconds then falls asleep again and then wakes again. This is the 1st step towards a recovery we are not kidding ourselves he is still in intensive care and still on the critical list but for the 1st time in about 3 weeks, we have real positive news. Today is the 1st day. One of the lines has been removed too. <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

Thanks, Mark.


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That's brilliant news Mark. All the best!

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Excellent news Mark. Really pleased for you and your family.
Keep believing.

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Cheers Boys. Yep we will carry on going to Chapel before we visit Dad in the I.T.U and keep the belief, when you get some positive news, there is something to aim for. Today is a good day. Mark.


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Excellent News Mark !

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Yes....today is a VERY good day, Mark.
This is positive news.
Glad to hear it.

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From over the pond.....Never give up hope Mark.

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I'm very pleased for you and your family on hearing the good news, Mark.

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Great news. Lets hope the progress continues to a full recovery.

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The good news continues, after my dad waking up, he now is fully focussed,he can see and hear what is going on, he can not talk due to the tube in his throat, but he can clinch a fist, nod, mouth what he has to say. He gets frustrated if we can not understand but, the nurse says if he has the energy to be angry he is getting better.

He still gets confused and did not realize he was in intensive care, and mouthed that he thought it was March,he mouthed why he was here and wanted to go home, but they (Drs)were so pleased with him they moved him from his bed for 3 hours to a chair, still connected to all the monitors, but another step in the right direction. <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

They tell us he will be in ITU for about another 2 weeks. He is doing good. He mouthed that he wanted to see my girlfriend, who comes up and sits in the relatives room as only 2 can visit at one time.

Thanks for all your words of support. Flag.


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Great news. Just proves the power of hope and prayers (not to mention the skills of the medical professionals).

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And the fighting spirit/strength of Marks dad.
Good luck to him.

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Ditto !

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It's great to hear some more good news about your dad, Mark.

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Cheers guys,

Today the nurse mentioned that they are bringing the ventelator oxygen levels down, as he is now able to do a fair percentage of the breathing himself. <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

We are all getting better at learning the lip reading.

Like Wednesday they moved him to a chair again, 2nd time out of bed.

Now the BEST news of all, the results to the Cancer stomach removal, they now think they have got all the cancer and that none spread. <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />

We are really happy, with this news, but what I don't understand is :
1. Why did they say it was terminal and could not be opperated?

When it has been operated.

2. Why did they give it a T4 grading which is a death sentance?

I will leave these questions for the Surgeon after he is off the I.T.U and fully recovered, at this moment we are enjoying a week that has got better and better.

Happy Flag.


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Really pleased to hear your Dad's progressing well, Mark.

Give him an even better incentive for a speedy recovery. Remind him the FA Cup Final and the Euro Championships are nearly upon us! <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

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When he was a lad, living in Debden (Nr Loughton) he had gone to the odd game to watch Orient, apart from that he shows no interest in Football.

I get it from my Grandad, (who is no longer with us) he was a mad Tottenham fan.

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Well it's a start Mark........and better they gave you the worst scenario than gave you false hopes......now everything is a bonus!

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I didnt know the situation you were in as i dont often stray from the confines of the btfc forums, but im delighted for you that you have good news on this front. i experienced something similar with my old man. all the best
james

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Thanks to everyone above.

Just a quick update.

More good news, after a bad day on Sunday, Dad actually passed the blue dye swallow test on the 3rd attempt.

He has been told tomorrow, (Thursday) he can have two licks of an ice cube and a sip of water, that might not sound much, but after 7 weeks without anything apart from Food drips this is a huge move forwards.

They also wish (the speach specialist) that he says "Hello" tomorrow, as he has had the tube in his throat he has not spoken for 6 weeks. They say he will cover the hole in the tube, but we will not recognize his voice.

They also want to move him to a seat, they tried it today and he sat for an hour, he was exhausted after 15 mins, but the therapist says it is good for his organs.

They lynch him up by crane, and they plan to do it again tomorrow. As soon as we can lose that trecteoctomy in his neck and he can do his own breathing mum plans to go home.

We are going in the right direction.
Mark.




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