My dad is stable. He’s steady at a poor quality of life and bedridden, but things aren’t any worse.
He’s on the waiting list for a long-term-care facility and meanwhile spends his time in a bed at the Royal Vic.
We know what’s wrong with my dad. I hinted at it, but to my surprise I never posted it. He has a blockage in the vein that drains the thalamus. At this point, no one has any hope that he’ll recover at all.
A month and a half ago, my brother Jeff played with the results of my dad’s various imaging tests. He’s produced some amazing 3-D models from them (QuickTime required).
Here‘s my dad’s bones, kidneys, heart, and major abdominal blood vessels.
This one shows my dad’s skull. I don’t think it really has wood grain.
This last image shows the veins that are causing the problem. It’s kind of zombie-riffic.