Saturday, October 01, 2005

Critical condition

My 84-year-old dad has been in intensive care in a hospital in San Antonio since Thursday, September 22, when a neighbor found him lying on the floor in his kitchen. He was helicoptered to SA, where he was found to have a broken neck and a pneumothorax. Fortunately, he is not paralyzed, but he still is using a breathing tube. He was extubated on September 27. Thankfully, he was able to talk to me for about five minutes before he became too exhausted to talk further. Because he was having great difficulty breathing, he was reintubated the following day, and My best friend, who is a doctor in San Antonio, estimated about one chance in three of my dad making it.