awake and doing OK... dans home
dan has been awake and doing well, so far so good... his mood is good, he is about at his prestroke baseline... for stroke side effects aphasia,, ext... but he has ketosis ( had) now his body needs to flush that out... that is basically his body saying you starved me and i started to eat myself ( unfortunately muscle) and the doc said what you did to yourself could have been as bad as a stroke , but of course dan grasps for a little while and forgets... he doesent seem to know what happened and is in a pretty fair mood... ALTHOUGH i really have heeded debbies advice... i have checked on him but not stuck around vey long... the cares are being done by the nurses... it is hard to just let him be there but i agree from a distance and man it is hard to see the forest for the trees but, it is best i allow him to just be for awhile.. work through things maybe something will actually absorb ?? so anyone any thoughts on the carotid that was absolutely totally occluded is now open... any thoughts?? i even checked with my friend the nurse who was at the post stroke nuero mtg with the family ( i made her) when they said it is absolutely totally occluded and the only good news is theoretically he cant stroke again on that side because of it. now we dont have a clue when it opened , but the MRI and cat scan showed no new damage so apparently it is ok?? was it the coumadin that opened it??? like i posted before in theory that could happen but not at all probable. more questions and i am certain i will never know the answers... so as long as dan continues to eat and drink ( yes he is eating) then hopefully we can get that surgery done and move on..... i hope we can just settle for a while... i for one am very tired of my life and so i do understand dan is tired of his... but these are our cards .... and i will not allow from a spiritual point ( my own) dan to harm himself... it is gods decision not ours, if something life ending or potentially life ending comes naturally , i can live with that but not being a accomplice to what he was trying... and we do have some quality of life we have to work a hundred times harder to obtain it but it is what it is....