VISITORS: Pick up a "ticket," of sorts, to limit the cost of parking in the ramp to $4. Cards (and visits) with Tony are possible at Bethesda Hospital, 559 N Capitol Blvd., Room # 676 St Paul, MN 55013 ; you need to take the West elevator. I think flowers and plants will be allowed there; he'd probably prefer chocolate, but not sure how soon he'll be eating! He still can't see much, but the ceiling... He graduated to ice chips August 26, but had 3 spoonfuls of chocolate pudding in a swallow test. (He's was at Mayo, in Rochester August 13-28, when he had a bicycle accident. No brain damage, but a severely damaged spinal cord at C-3, 4. It was not severed. Beginning the week of September 11th, he's moved to the speaking valve; he has the ability to blow into straw to get assistance from the nurses and is very alert, and enjoys company.)SIGN UP to visit Tony! Click on "Ways to Help" above, then "Visit Your Planner" and then click on a day to visit him so we keep him encouraged! I'll double check; visitation is 8 am to 8:30 pm, I believe.Directions pending to Bethesda Rehabilitation Hospital. I've gone and come different ways each time! And since some will be coming from the west or north, just trust me to say, try to find your way north of the State Capitol. GPS sometimes has taken me in weird round about directions!