Day 3: Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Recovery

The IV Tree
Al continues to improve slowly. He’s still wired to a bunch of IV’s and drain tubes, but that’s to be expected. He’s not out of the woods yet, but there’s been no sign of the Wicked Witch or any Flying Monkeys.

I visited him late this morning and found him sitting up in a chair and eating applesauce and apple juice. Finally, food, such as it is. I know he was hungry even going into surgery. But that’s no time to eat!

While I was there, he was getting some of his meds and a nurse was doing his checks. Everything still looks good, but Al was tired and I left after a while to let him rest.

I think he’s beginning to regret letting me get my hands on his camera! But I’m glad he brought one. I didn’t bring mine and would have wished I did, but there was a weight limit on the plane.
Al says Hi!

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10 comments on “Day 3: Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Recovery
  1. Frank Bell says:

    The pictures are fantastic, it’s been far too long since I got to see Al’s face, though I’m sure he’d rather be back in Maine than in that bed. Glad everything is going well!

  2. Al Gritzmacher says:

    Al was holding out on me. When I visited later this afternoon, he told me he had oatmeal and fruit for breakfast. Just as I left, his turkey dinner was being delivered!


  3. Cathy Koloff says:

    Glad to see that he is doing well and progressing rapidly. Thank you for keeping us posted, and the pictures are great documentation! Might even be compelled to enjoy some applesauce my own self this very day!

    Take care!

  4. Sarah Kane says:

    So good to hear that Al continues to make such good progress! Off the ventilator on day 2, eating food already, sitting in a chair, and feeling well enough to regret giving you his camera – all good signs! I hope he continues to recover so quickly! Has there been any discussion of how long he will likely have to stay in the hospital?

  5. Dee Dee says:

    So glad you are keeping all of us informed via your blog. I’m so relieved to see that Albert is recovering nicely. He’s a trooper! All of us are thinking of him – please give him our best!

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