As of Saturday Night.
Cal "talked" with John tonight. John conveyed to Karen he wanted to call me. I told him that I loved him and if he repeated that I'd have to kill him. Via Karen he waved bye bye.
Neil also visited Saturday night. He knows JC is very concerned about the direct and fallout costs of this illness and the effect on his family. This makes what we do and achieve at Team Chappy, especially on the Dec. 11th fundraiser, all the more important. JC has a lot of us working on those issues and concerns right now. I pray there might be some light at the end of the tunnel there as well.
We are preparing a CD to play for John with some of his show, some classic spots he did with Neil, and some personal messages from many of us in Seaside. I'd like to assemble Team Chappy to record this after our Monday Fundraiser meeting.
Cal suggested if John is unable to talk, one way to show him what's been going on for the last 5 weeks or so is to hand him a laptop and let him look at the BLOG, it is after all a quasi-documentary of what happened to JC. Neil and Karen are considering this.
JC is still in the ICU, on a small portable respirator that he is controlling with his own breathing, not the other way around. The ICU is still a lousy place for visitors but Neil feels JC will be going into a regular hospital room soon.Will keep Blog readers advised.
I think it accurate to say the nurses and doctors are astounded at JC's progress with this nasty bit of business. Will he be home in time for Christmas ? Don't know the answer to that. He WILL be alive and on the way to recovery and that's a long way from where this was headed weeks ago.