Frequent readers here may recall that pioneering Weapons of Mass Discussion co-blogger Mark Garbett has been hospitalized with serious injuries and challenges since a Christmas auto accident.
Matt Hurley has a comprehensive rundown at Weapons of Mass Discussion.
Here’s today’s entry, passed on from a Facebook message from Mark’s grandmother:
The trach is in – - HALLELUJAH!!!!! Everything seems to be going well at this point. The doctor was encouraging that things are going to be allright. He is already breathing on his own, but they will probably keep the ventilator hooked up to the trach a while longer. He will be able to talk after a while. It is just pure pleasure to see his mouth without those tubes in it. He is still very sleepy and I think that is good so he won’t be so aware of the pain. They have started the pain medicine, so hopefully, they will get ahead of most of the pain. The doctor thinks he will be able to swallow food in a short while. PRAISE GOD FOR ALL HE HAS DONE!!!
This is fantastic news, but there’s a long slog ahead. Please keep Mark and his family in your prayers.