Wednesday, December 8, 2010
We are out of the ICU!!! Sam was moved to the 10th floor, he's still in quite a bit of pain which is escalating his heart rate and his oxygen dips at times but he was much more coherent today which means he was pulling out more things. Sam just never wants me to get bored.
We are in the weaning phase, the coordinating phase and the getting rest before he comes home phase. We are weaning him from some of the narcotic pain killers, trying to wean him from his dependency on oxygen and desperately trying to get him to urinate on his own. He did eat a little and is drinking water and white soda, hopefully this will increase as his pain medication decreases. We are coordinating a special wheelchair, a special transfer sling, ambulance service, home nurse service, therapies, supplies and training me how to do everything. So tonight my update is short because my brain and body are tired and I need to get some much needed sleep. I have heard mention of Sam going home Thursday or Friday, with more people leaning toward Friday.
Just in time to snuggle and watch it snow. God is good.