I continue to be amazed by Joe's attitude and his connection to all that work with him. He is genuinely interested in all the nurses and doctors remembering all their names, asking about their families, where they are from, etc. He says after a particularly difficult patient, the nurses come to see him for a breather and to enjoy his positive energy. They will surely miss him when he moves on. I wish we had more time to make phone calls but he is so busy it is hard to fit them in before I leave for home at 3 pm. We think of all of you all the time. Love Sandy & Joe
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Tuesday, May 26
Joe continues to improve. He was off all O2 for 8 hours last night and as he put it "breathing room air". He is still using O2 during the day but at lower and lower volumes. He spent 32 minutes on the bike today demanding to better his time from Friday. I should explain that Joe is not sitting on a bike but is rolled up to the pedals in his wheel chair and then attached to the pedals. Some times they assist him with a motor and sometimes he uses his own power. He will need a permanent pacemaker as the delivery system to rise the heart rate are compromised from the accident. This will be installed before he goes to Vallejo and requires several doctors to get on the same page, etc. so I am thinking he may move by the end of the week. I will definitely post all the information when it happens.