Joe Haldeman Status 10/2/09

Over the next few days the doctor will try again to wean Joe Haldeman from the respirator – it had to be turned back up because he was working too hard to breathe, Gay Haldeman told SFF.net readers on October 2. If he can’t be weaned in a few days the doctor will do a trachiostomy so Joe can be less sedated and able to talk. His fever was at 101 but didn’t spike last night. Joe was alert for awhile and Gay was able to talk to him and he understood.