Re: [change-links] John Johnson Update - Good News!
- It's very good news for John!
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In a message dated 2013/1/9 16:32:53 中国标准时间, fdorrel@...
From Ross Altman: _Greygoosemusic@..._ (mailto:Greygoosemusic@...)
Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2013 12:02 AM
Dear Friends o f John,
I saw John this afternoon and was very pleased with his progress. In just
24 hours his breathing tube had been removed, which his nurse Arnel Guzman,
RN said was much sooner than usual--it sometimes takes 2-3 days. John was
able to talk--even talkative and in good spirits. His primary surgeon Dr.
Michael Soltero had been in to see him and was satisfied that the surgery
had gone well and John was now on the path to recovery.
Even more impressive, the 5 or 6 bags of fluids that I saw surrounding him
last night had also been removed and he was able to resume functioning
without them. I was quite frankly thrilled to see him and told him so. I
gave John the rest of your emails I received (except for Lisa's, which I'll
take in tomorrow).
His nurse also got him to shift position in bed so his feet were dangling
over the side and led him through some simple leg exercises which John
performed admirably. His nurse was also planning to have him out of bed
tomorrow and sitting upright in a special cardiac recovery chair. He commented
that John's responses were very strong.
John's nurse last night, Victoria Ong, was the life-saver who intervened
when his blood pressure was unstable and problematic by alerting the doctor
to change his medication. John responded well to the new medication and I
kept my eyes on the monitor throughout my visit--it was now low normal.
All signs indicate that John will be back with us again, and publishing
his essential newspaper, Change-Links in the near future. Thank you one and
all for your support and letting John know how much we appreciate what he
has done for the left over these many years--kept us in touch, and helped to
create a true community of disparate activists.
This will probably be my last email on John's recovery. I have no doubt we
will hear the inside story from the horse's mouth in his next
column--whenever he is able to resume his job of--as Menckin once defined the
journalist--comforting the afflicted, and afflicting the comfortable. That's John,
in a nutshell.
Warm Regards to You All,
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