So I really don't feel like writing a long journal right now, but just to update the situation... I finally got to see Brad in the hospital yesterday.  He is looking pretty good.  He is tired a lot and can't sit up but other than that he seemed to be his normal self.  I'm doing okay too.  I am trying not to stress out about homework until I get back to school.  And even then I know it will get done.  It always does.