Gordie Howe is reportedly "on the upswing" after suffering a setback two weeks ago in his recovery from a series of strokes.
The hockey legend's son, Mark Howe, told the Detroit Free Press on Friday that his father is "getting better" after the 86-year-old was rushed to hospital 11 days ago and treated for dehydration.
Gordie Howe suffered what his children called a serious stroke in late October and another in early November. He's been staying at his daughter's home in Lubbock, Texas.
"We're starting to finally get positive news after one month of negative news, so it's good," said Mark Howe in the interview. The younger Howe is a scout with his father's former team, the Detroit Red Wings.
Gordie Howe has lived with his children since the death of his wife, Colleen, in 2009. He has had dementia for several years.