I just got off the phone with David. He was in much better spirits than yesterday. He finally passed the swallow test...he can have thick liquids, like yogurt, pudding and pureed foods...but not thin liquids like milk and water. He celebrated with a chocolate milkshake. He said the hospital shake was pretty mediocre, but he was so happy to have a sweet taste in his mouth! Tonight he'll be having some pureed foods for dinner. Mary's going to pick him up a yummy shake at Take Five tomorrow.
They also removed the feeding tube and catheter today. His blood levels have regulated and he's okay on his labs. Good news is just what the doctor ordered!