Yesterday, Sunday Dec. 26, 2010 Daddy's drain was removed. We had thought it would come out sooner, but that was not the case. So, Daddy was in ICU on Christmas, but we did get approved to take the boys back to see Daddy on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. However, now the boys must wait till Granddad is in a regular room to visit again. Hopefully things will go well and the drain will stay out and Daddy can start focusing on getting stronger. This morning when I spoke with the nurse she said Daddy had been doing fine and the doctor would check later today to see if Daddy's body was responding the way it should and absorbing the CSF correctly.
The prayers that are needed now are that the drain will not have to be reinserted, that Daddy will eat (he has only taken a bit here and there for the last 14 days), that all his bodily functions will continue to improve, that his mental ability will fully return (he knows things, but is confused) and that he will have a positive attitude and be happy (he has been unkind and had a I don't care mind set the pass few days).