it will kick in. Here is my nightly rundown of
events in the last 24ish hours:
Jim didn't sleep well last night and he was put on 100% O2 again. I am extremely happy that they didn't put a breathing tube back in! They weaned him down today to 45%. I'm hoping that tonight he will rest better and won't need as much supplemental O2. ***fingers crossed*** Anxiety is still an issue. Whenever he hears beeping noises in his room he gets anxious thinking that his O2 level may have dropped. I can't blame him!!
The nurses had him up and sitting in a chair prior to me getting to the hospital today. When he thought the nurses did not come in quick enough to help him he decided he could make it from chair to bed on his own. When he tried his O2 dropped. Yup! The warrior is ready to run before he walks! They got him back up in a chair later in the afternoon and stayed there for about an hour.
2 of his chest tubes were remove and his catheter! Last post I said that he only had 2 left, my mistake...NOW there are only 2 chest tubes left. Thankfully the ones they pulled today were the ones that were really causing him a lot of pain. He said getting those tubes out hurt like hell! Also, the surgeon told Jim that his xray looks slightly better! Baby steps, baby steps...
My dad and I saw one of the helicopters land on the roof of the Silverstein Building at dinnertime today. This is where all of the helicopters land. I tried to envision the medical team walking on the roof with the donor lungs and couldn't help but wonder if that was the same helicopter that transported them. It just blew my mind!
Quotes of the day:
"I don't know if I'd ever do this again." (regarding the surgery)
"He said he didn't like you very much" (Jim's sarcastic reply when I asked him what the surgeon had to say)
"Aww, darn". (yet another sarcastic reply when I told him that we missed the Lady Gaga episode of Glee)