We expect my dad to be released from the hospital tomorrow. That sentence feels so good to type. He will be released and transferred to a rehabilitation center. We aren't sure how long he will be there, but I assume it won't be for very long. The last two days have been amazing. Yesterday morning he had a hard time eating, so I had to help him by feeding him. Last night he was able to feed himself a little better, his range of motion was a bit shakey, but he at least got the food (speghetti) into mouth with difficulty, but it was there. Today for lunch he had no problems. He was a bit slow, but more decisive. His speech is slightly slurred. His Brooklyn accent covers some of it, but not all. It sounds like his tongue is just a bit too heavy for him. He can walk and he doesn't need much help. He can lift himself in bed. I feel like I've been watching a miracle in progress. The outward signs look good. I'm not really sure if his comprehension and/or short/long term memory have been affected. I guess we'll see in the weeks to come.
He is excited about the next step because that brings him that much closer to coming home.
Thank you for your thoughts and prayers for my dad's recovery, but also for myself and my mom.