Saturday, April 17, 2010

another saturday night

Tom had a great day...up out of bed, lots of family visits, a talk on the phone with the little Burke ladies last night. Huge improvement from last Sat's post. Tom is still unable to eat or drink but he is having a modified barium swallow on Monday in the hopes that that will change. He is allowed to swab his mouth from time to time but the nurses have warned that his water is not to be within arms reach of him because he gets a little to liberal with the frequency of using them. We are hoping for a move out of the ICU tomorrow or Monday morning. He is on the road to a great recovery! He was sleeping soundly when I left tonight which is another huge improvement because his sleep cycle has been all messed up. I am hoping he will have sweet dreams and sleep throughout a good part of the night. Talk to you later.


  1. So happy to hear You are doing so well Tom! Keep up the healing!

  2. Great news I'm sure he will be up and running in no time.

  3. so, so happy for you guys!

  4. Dear Tom

    I've been following your remarkable progress as have many of your friends and colleagues here at Assumption. Let us know when you're ready for a list of good comedies.


  5. I'm so happy to read this latest post - partly because someday soon I may hear my friend's voice bellowing across the campus again, partly (a big, big part!) because your girls got to hear that voice yesterday for the first time in what must have felt like a very long time, and partly because maybe, just maybe, Cheryl, you can take a few moments for yourself and breathe. Please tell that technological wizard of a husband of yours that I said hello and that the only thing I want him to fix right now is himself. I will continue my thoughts and prayers for all of you!