Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Wednesday, planning ahead
We had a quiet day today making plans to move forward. Joe's temperature seems to be lower and his breathing seems to be stronger. So, keep sending us all your breathe. IF, these stay stable they will give him a neck breathing tube and feeding tube so we can get all this "stuff" out of his mouth and he will be able to mouth words rather than playing "20 questions". We have developed a great method of spelling out words and the trauma nurse was very impressed. In fact she presented the method in her case meeting today. If Joe is stable over the weekend we may get the permanent pacemaker on Monday. Patience, patience, patience. Once they are able to assess his swallowing, they can remove the feeding tube but better safe than sorry. Joe is awake and positive so we have to be positive as well. He is given a sedative at night to sleep so it is hard to visit then but I am hopeful we will be stronger over the weekend and that would be a good time. I will keep you posted. Remember only two can come in at once. Your support is so important and I keep telling him of your emails and posts.