Shannon came off the breathing machine. Wonderful news. She was awake, but only marginally lucid. When I entered ICU to visit her for the last time of the evening, I said "you probably don't remember who I am." She responded in a very labored voice "Fabio." Her eyesight is as sharp as her wit!
I have had about an hour's worth of sleep in the past 36 hours, so I am tired and am going to sleep a long, deep sleep. I'm not whining though ... compared to what Shannon has been through, I've had a walk in the park (the kinda park that you got mugged, stabbed, robbed, and beat down in ... but a park none the less).
Oh yeah ... the best part of the evening. When I was leaving, Shannon said to me . . . . . . "I LOVE YOU." . . . . . . . . . . My heart is whole again!