good morning dear reader. tomorrow danny and i will visit my grandfather in the hospital. again. yes, i know, i've already said my goodbyes, but maybe grandpa hasn't. i can't even give you a clear update on his status. earlier this week the ventilator was removed, and grandpa breathed independently. amazing! wonderful! my hopes are not up; i really don't know what to think or how to feel. bewildered. i'll go with bewildered. and a bit grateful.