Hospitals are meant for rest and recovery....unfortunately, it seems that hospitals are the hardest place to sleep!! After a huge day on Wednesday, Dad didn't get alot of sleep that night, so Thursday ended up being a rough day! No sleep makes anybody feel icky, but no sleep on top of an already leangthy ICU stay can make even the calmest person loose their mind a bit!
Frusteration was the hurdle to cross yesterday. Its hard when you are the one in the hospital to understand just how much you are progressing. To Dad the days just seem to keep repeating themselves, and he can't understand just how far he has come!
He is still off of the ventilator and late last night they did take the drainage tube out of his nose! Both HUGE things! He did walk yesterday twice as far as he did on Wednesday, so that is also a great thing! There is talk of moving to a rehab faciltiy by the beginning of the week, and there has also been talk of moving to a step down ward also. We will hopefully know for sure what the plan is by the end of the day today!
Barbara stayed in the room last night with him, and that helped dad sleep a little more. I guess we will be taking turns sleeping here with him...he needs his rest, and whatever helps!!
It has also helped that we have been skyping the family at home! It helps to be able to see all of the people who are constatnly pulling for him!! If you would like to skype with him, leave a comment with your skype name and we will arrange a time! He loves to visit, it helps him feel just a little closer to home!
We love you all and thank you for your love and support!!