Thursday March 20 Update
My father (kiwiscoota) seems to be improving very slowly, the infection that resulted from the botched operation seemed to have cleared up and 7 days ago the medical staff took him off the ventilator to see whether he could now breath on his own and despite a shaky start with several false alarms he has been been off the ventilator since then.
While he is still comatose, his brain activity has increased enormously in the last 36 hours, the neurologist is quite pleased by this and is now starting to talk in relatively positive terms. although obviously he has long way to go yet before he is out of the woods.
I sat with him for several hours reading various threads from ScooterCommunity and a number of private email messages I've received from members enquiring after him. I don't know whether he can hear me or not, but the neurologist seems to be of the opinion that he might be able hear me and it may help with stimulating the brain. My sis has been reading to him daily, I haven't had the heart to suggest to her that he probably would not really enjoy Mills & Boon type romance novels.