Since the beginning of the year, he has suffered 2 strokes (if not more) leaving him paralyzed on his left side. He also got diagnosed with the high blood pressure, high cholesterol and stage 2 diabetes. Early on he was in and out of the hospital. He was transferred to a rehab facility only to be rushed back to the hospital yesterday. He is dehydrated as he is having difficulty swallowing. After a round with the crash cart, he is currently in ICU. This is just the short version on what John and Susie have been going through since the beginning of the year. 1/23/11-He is out of ICU, still on a feeding tube. He still has a long way to go. 11/28/11-After a gazillion steps backwards, John is finally taking a few baby steps forward. 1/29/11 He was transferred to the rehab place last night. 2/7/11 John is taking baby steps forward. He is eating and doing his rehab. 2/9/11 John is the king of the mountain. He was able to stand today for 3 minutes. Tomorrow he is attempting 5 minutes. 2/15/11 John continues to take baby steps forward. He is able to finally eat real food, (which is making him happy). He is also actively participating in rehab and doing well. He still tires very easy. He sounded more coherent today than in the past.