Happy New Year!!!
Dad is doing better! His voice is steadily getting stronger and his strength is gradually improving. The doctor told us that his lab numbers are looking good; white cell count is decreasing and the kidneys are looking good. The white cell count is not where it needs to be but it is getting there, slowly but surely. We are hoping Dad will start speech therapy and physical therapy tomorrow (if not tomorrow for sure Tuesday). The goal for the speech therapy is to get Dad to the point where he can drink and eat without usuing tubes. The goal for the physical therapy is to have daily sessions in order to build Dad's strength so he can get out of bed and move around on his own.
Thanks to everyone who has sent us emails and posts of encouragement! Thanks to those who have been able to stop by to see Dad! His body is still pretty weak and he likes to sleep a lot throughout the day but your prayers and and visits are much appreciated.
Here is a verse Dad wanted to pass on to you all: Colossians 3:4
May the Lord bless you, may He keep you and may He give you peace in this new year of 2012!!