Jerome Scott, my friend from the earlier posting, has made it thus far, and the doctors are heartened at his progress. They expected him to sleep from two to four days, to be "out of it", but today he's off the ventilator, is awake and alert, and receiving visitors. The doc told his wife that of those patients with that much damage that even make it to the operating room, 90% die on the table. Jerome is of course, doing lots better than can be expected. I just came from the hospital where I talked to Jerome's dad, hugged Jerome's wife, and visited with Jerome's Paw-in-law. The docs expect to move him to a ward hopefully tomorrow, where he'll stay for 7-10 days. If I know Jerome, it'll be less than a week. Then, he'll go back to aggravating his wife and everyone around him.
I'd like to thank everyone for the prayers. I know that lots of folks were praying for him from several churches, from desks and jobs, and pickup trucks all over this nation. Jerome's doing well, thank God, and I'd like to pass along my thanks to all of you who thought of him and lifted up prayers today.