Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Latest on Joshua

The doctors have removed the tubes from his mouth. He is breathing on his own. However, he is having a hard time clearing his lungs and it is difficult for him to cough. He is able to talk now.

Josh’s blood pressure is fluctuating. His blood loss situation is getting better. He has some anxiety right now. The doctors are giving him medication to treat the symptoms. He is starting to sleep more. I am not sure whether it is the lack of sleep, medication, or Afghanistan that is causing the anxiety, but it could be a combination of all three. From what I understand, this is normal for someone in his condition. Overall, things do seem like they are improving.