One of the first things out of Dan's mouth this morning was, "So. What condition is my scooter in?" When I told him it was totaled, he sort of grunted. I told him a little about the accident, asking him where he had been going on his scooter, reminding him that he had been working on the boat. He thought for a bit and then said, "Oh yeah - Boat Electric." So now I know for sure that he was heading over the Fremont Bridge for Westlake.
I told him about the Fremont Blog and the photos.
A little bit later on, he was sitting up in a chair and eating his breakfast (cold scrambled eggs). After an impressive try at eating, he proclaimed, "Enough of this mush. Show me the pictures." Which I did. He called on the Lord several times when viewing the photos. Those of you who know Dan well, know what a religious man he is so I am sure you can envision this prayerful scenario.
Here's the good news today - he is much more alert. Much more conversant. Much more himself. Great sense of humor, lapsing into goofy from time to time.
The doc told me today to expect a wide range of emotions and behavior. Normal for this type of brain injury which she termed "serious." And she told me it could take up to 6 months for him to be his old self again.