Dads still doing good. Brushed his teeth today. The vacuum is sucking away. He is about 70% aware. So all good, Removed naso-gastro tube today.
He's still frail, but he is doing good.
Thank you for keeping him strong, please continue to help him heal. Thank you so much for today, it was a good day. I really felt it. Work, everything, the burden is lightening.
Thank you Lord for giving me strength.
I couldn't have done this on my own.
Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2006 14:32:10 +0200
Sorry I haven't updated in a while, but things seem to change daily
so it's hard to say exactly how things are going.
Yesterday the blood cultures from friday came back and my dad is
clear from infection at the moment. They gave him another blood
transfusion yesterday and the wound care specialist has fitted a
special vacuum to help clear and heal his wound. Doctor seems happy
with the progress so far. Hopefully he will continue getting stronger each day, I look forward to him being transferred out of ICU, so that we know he is properly on the road to recovery. As weak as he is, he is finding the energy to complain, and that's always a good sign.
I made a decision that I would keep up the daily visits during work hours, at least until my dad was out of ICU. Until then we couldn't be sure that he was out of the woods.