WWE Hall of Famer Jake “The Snake” Roberts was taken off the ventilator and breathing on his own according to a post by Sinn Bodhi.
“He is kicking ass on his spirometer breathing tests…If he keeps up this pace he will not need to go back on ventilator so everyone please cross your fingers,” Bodhi said.
Roberts had been unable to speak for almost a week and communicated only via a notepad when he was conscious. After nurses took off his bandages from his neck where tubes are going in, Roberts wrote “DDT” on the pad, obviously showing the pain that he was in.
“Once Jake could speak he wanted steak, milkshakes, eggs & donuts,” Bodhi wrote. “Jake even joked that he would do anything for a donut if he had to…the nurses still said no donuts, to which Jake replied with his favorite gesture. I think he was trying to say ‘you’re #1’ but I could be wrong?!”
Bodhi added that Roberts will now be monitored for the next 48 hours to see if it is safe to keep him off the ventilator for good.