All of Jonathan’s friends and fans will be ecstatic to know that he has raced through the first part of his healing. Last Monday he was discharged from ICU to a private room. On Friday he was discharged from the hospital!!! The doctors and the whole staff are in awe of his progress. He is having a quiet weekend of R & R at a nice hotel near the hospital and thinking through what he wants to do for the next stage of recovery.
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Jonathan is talking (the trach is completely out and the would is healing fast) and sounds like himself. He is eating real food—cheesecake and lasagna, yumm!. His strength and independence are returning. Jonathan will probably stay in Portland for a few weeks for his physical and occupational therapy. He likes all the staff and will see his same doctors for check-ups. He will likely be there for a few more weeks—no one is guessing how long as he has zoomed along so fast the past two weeks. They say he is THREE MONTHS further down the road than anyone had predicted at this point! Amazing!
None of the above plans or details have been confirmed. After the weekend of peace and privacy and gathering his wits, he will decide what he will be doing and where he will go. He has an undetermined course of long, hard therapy. No one is guessing when he might return to his beloved DJ-ing, but it looks like it won't be long before he returns "home" to NYC!
All his family, friends, and fans are enormously happy and relieved. Our thousands of prayers seem to have been answered, but don't stop now—we're not finished yet. Everybody give everybody else a hug for Jonathan, smile, and DANCE!