My dad appears to be getting better. Mom said he's groggy from the medicine, but his mental state is much better! Thank you, God! Yesterday afternoon Haley & I went in the room to visit him; at first he was still pretty disoriented. We stepped out for a minute while they put a tube down his throat for some medicine. When we went back in, I asked him if he knew my name and he said "Mistrola" which is a nickname he's called me for as long as I can remember. Then we asked who Haley was and he said "Nerd"; their nickname for each other. It was such a relief to realize that he knew who we were. After a couple of minutes he asked where Mom was & wanted me to go get her. Shortly after that he was given some medicine to rest so we all left. Mom & Haley called me later & said that he was doing even better still. The whole time he'd been in the hospital we'd been looking for the phone number of a good friend of his, but we couldn't find it anywhere. They asked him if he remembered Terry and he said, "Sure"; then they asked him if he knew his phone number & he rattled it off. So, I was able to call him last night & let him know what's going on. He went by & visited Dad today & it sounds like that really helped & encouraged Dad.
I'm so thankful that he seems to be getting better, and that his mind is coming back to normal. I can't imagine what life would be like without my dad, even if he was here physically but not mentally. Thankfully it seems I won't have to find out for a long time.
Thank you again to all of you who've been praying for us; I can't beging to tell you how much it means to me.