DiL had a fever last night, so they're postponing the pace maker surgery. fosteronfilm and I have been reading out loud to him. He seems to appreciate the Thurber. He actually grinned after one of them: "The Shrike and the Chipmunks."
They're going to try to take him off the ventilator again tomorrow. Last time they tried, his throat started swelling shut due to irritation from the tube, so after an hour and a half they had to replace it. But he was taking breaths on his own before that. He's strong enough to breathe unassisted. If only we can just get him over the swelling and the intermittent fevers.
Hospitals, not cheery places.