Saturday, December 08, 2007

Cut, 2

The news today is amazing. Ngoc is so much better that none of us can believe it.

He's not there yet; there's still a lot of danger ahead. But Ngoc is already off the ventilator - he's breathing entirely on his own!! - and all the tubes are out of his throat so that he can talk a little.

Ngoc is very, very tired, but happy to be seeing so many visitors. In fact, the doctors have been coming to ask who this kid is, that so many people want to see him! This morning as I was leaving the hospital with 2 colleagues, 16 of his school friends were arriving... In addition, there are embassies in Hanoi whose leaders and their families are following Ngoc's progress - particularly the New Zealand and Israeli embassies.

I'm sure that all the love and positivity is helping Ngoc to fight. His body is badly damaged, and equally as bad, he remembers the attack. He's already starting to ask why this happened. We don't know. All we know is that Ngoc is a completely innocent victim of senseless violence.

Ngoc will stay in intensive care again on Saturday night; more info to come on Sunday.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update. Please tell Ngoc there is someone in Ohio in the United States who is rooting for his quick recovery.

Mosher said...

Mike, been a while since I had a chance to catch up with the blog and what awful news to come back to. Glad Ngoc seems to be on the road to recovery.

I'd walk another 1000 miles if it guaranteed catching the filth who did this. Tell him to make sure he's fit and able to play football by July... I hope to see you all around then!