Thursday, May 27, 2010
Slow and steady
I'm going to try to make this short tonight. Want to get to bed soon. Some great friends are coming up to visit at least me tomorrow since Jim is still in ICU!!!!!
Jim slept well on 50% O2 last night! Much better compared to being on 100% the last few nights.
He was sitting in a chair when I got to the hospital this morning - yippee!!!
Respiratory therapist says lungs sound better and knocked O2 to 40% this afternoon.
He had physical therapy today. And also was given regular food for lunch. Spaghetti, meatballs and green beans. The spaghetti and meatballs gave him the hiccups immediately so he just had green beans. Dinner consisted of a chicken breast rice, some cooked veggies and pudding. He tried the chicken and that didn't go too well either. Jim's favorite nurse stopped by to say hello and she grabbed an Italian ice for him which went down much better. They are trying to restrict his liquid intake so that is why I'm assuming they gave him solid food already. We spoke with another one of Jim's nurses and discussed our concerns regarding the food they gave him so tomorrow should be better. Have any of our lung transplant friends experienced this?
He only took 2 pain pills today. The pain that he is having is where 2 chest tubes used to be. The incision doesn't hurt and looks great! That is one scar that will bring up many stories in the future.
Today was Jim's best day yet!
Quote: "Be a donor, not a receiver" (Jim said this after I told him about an email a friend sent me saying he is renewing his license and will be signing up to be a donor).