Mike called this morning. He's awake and off the ventilator. I just got back from visiting him and he is doing ok. His heart rate is a little fast and he still has a lot of fluid in his abdomen that they are trying to get rid of. He has a long way to go before he is out of ICU but it was so good to finally talk to him after a week. Seeing him awake and sitting up watching those terrible daytime court/judge shows was the best sight I've seen in days.