Marty is off the ventilator as of 9:30 this morning so that's a BIG step toward recovery! He's talking and already asking to eat and go home. He'll be in the hospital for possibly another full week or so. Doctors here are saying he had a very bad case of Legionnaires's Disease and they are thrilled to see he has rebounded this well and this quickly!
Thank you for the well wishes. I'll pass them along to him and I'll keep you posted on his progress.
And, please be sure to read up on this illness if you are planning on traveling anywhere! Unlike other strains of pneumonia, this disease attacks not only the lungs but the brain, muscle function, kidneys, and intestinal tract. Most people recover fully in a few months, but it's not uncommon to take a full year to recover.