Wednesday, February 4, 2009
SU beats WV! and Dan's awake!
First thing Dan did upon waking was give a right-hand thumbs up! So there was no nerve damage. He's in intensive care where the drain tube is being closely monitored. It's a good thing. It was clogged and there was some swelling on the side of his neck. But it was quickly caught by Sally, an ICU nurse, who alerted the surgeon before he left the hospital. They had to take Dan back into surgery and reinstall the drain. Dr. Simmons said its the first time in 25 years of operating that it has happened. So now Dan's back in the room and asked me to get online and find out how Syracuse is playing tonight. Who knew ice chips could be such a hit? We won't hear biopsy news for about a week, but the surgery was successful and Dan's healing even as we speak. He whispered to me to tell you all "Thanks." I ditto that.