I am SO HAPPY to report that my grandfather made leaps and bounds in his recovery over the weekend. His surgery was on Friday evening, and by Sunday evening they were able to stop keeping him sedated, take out the oxygen pump, and take him off the ventilator. By yesterday evening they even had him hooked back up to the leg-exercising-machine again (He was originally in the hospital to get one of his knees replaced).
They really began to see improvements late on Saturday when they reduced his sedation because he woke up and was able to respond all the doctors and family members around him. Everyone was gathered round, telling him how much they love him, how well he was doing, and how fortunate he was to have the surgeon he did because he is a really good doctor.
And then, in what was possibly the most convincing sign yet that everything in the world is returning to its proper order, my grandmother chimed in with, “Yeah, and he’s really handsome too.”