7/27/2011 - "Just wanted to give you an update on my dad. He is doing
well. Off ventilator, eating & drinking a little. Had him sitting up
in a chair for about an 1.5 hours this morning. Left the hospital for
a while this afternoon so he could get some rest, he was pretty tired
from sitting up for so long. I will relay all your messages to him."
7/30/2011 - "Just wanted to give everyone an update on my dad. He had
a pretty rough day on Friday. Having issues with swallowing due to
ventilator. He was having difficulty with trying to take all the
pills they were giving him. They did a swallow test on him and he
failed it so, they decided to put in a feeding tube through his nose.
Unfortunately, this proved to be quite difficult. He kept telling
them that they would not be able to get it done without knocking him
out. After 4 attempts, they finally had to knock him out to get it in
with the help of a camera. He wanted them to give him a feeding tube
through his stomach, like he had with his throat cancer. We're just
waiting until Monday when all the doctors come back in to see what
they are going to do.
Regina Martin Leuck, Cecil
This is no time to slack up on knee time. Bill