Mom and I came up to Dad's room this morning to relieve Amy from her night shift. Dad slept much better last night, thank goodness. Today Dad has continued to sleep. Which we are grateful for. I used to get pretty annoyed when I could hear my Dad snoring but today it was comforting and I didn't mind a bit.
We've had a few extra vistors as well. Two doctors from the neurosurgeon team stopped by to check on Dad's progress. One was in the surgery and said everything went really smoothly. They took the banadges off the incision. It's pretty gnarly. I wanted to post pictures, but Mom and Amy thought they might be too traumatic to some. Perhaps when they clean up his head a bit more, it won't look so bad and we can post a picture. The doctors feel he is doing really well and are quite pleased with his progress.
He's required to use a cane to walk. And asked if there were some defensive cane movements he could practice. I laughed pretty hard, to which he responded, "I wouldn't laugh too hard, you'll probably get hit the most from it." Got to love Dad's humor. We then spent a few moments talking about how to pad the cane so it wouldn't hurt too bad. I took Dad on a few laps around the floor and kept saying, "Dad use your cane. I'm not tough enough to keep you from falling." or "Dad, the cane goes out in front, not to the side. Stop dragging it." He was pretty annoyed, so I might need to add a little bit of padding to it.
Dad has also had some family visitors today too. Uncle Matt, Aunt Jane, and Megan (his niece) all came up. We're awaiting the arrival of grandsons, sons and daughter in-laws. He's excited to see them all. And all of you too. He's looked out the window a few times to check on the J. He asks all the time if there are new comments on the blog we can read to him. He gains a lot of strength from all of you, and so do we as his family. Thank you for all you do!