Randy Travis is showing signs of improvement.
Update at 4:22 p.m. July 15: Following the congestive heart failure that landed Randy Travis in the hospital last week, and the stroke and surgery that follows, his doctors at Baylor said Monday afternoon that the 54-year-old country singer-songwriter's condition has stabilized and that he's "breathing spontaneously" with the help of a ventilator. He is also awake following last week's surgery.
It is also possible he could be released from The Heart Hospital Baylor in Plano within two to three weeks. But, his doctors say, recovery remains months away.
"Mr. Travis is no longer requiring any mechanical devices that help support his heart," said Dr. Gary Erwin, the critical care and pulmonary disease specialist treating Travis. "He does remain on intravenous medications to help support his heart, but we are decreasing the doses of those everyday and actually beginning to start him on oral medications which he will use long term to help support his heart.