Fighting back ...
After hearing my son Ronin would in all likelyhood, not make it ... and that if he did, he would likely suffer extensive brain damage ... I couldn't hold back the tears when an hour or two ago, he woke up - and started telling everyone he needed to get up and take a piss. The wonderful medical staff informed me that his open heart surgery wasn't the issue - it was the extended period of time that he went without oxygen that was the problem. I was trying not to allow my hopes to lift to high - but failed miserably when he open his eyes and asked 'dad, is that you?' ... tomorrow we'll know more. he still has a long way to go - but according to the medical staff in the ICU - his present condition defies all odds. Thank you everyone for your wonderful support ..