Progressing

18 Mar

Thank you for your prayers, Jody seems to have turned that corner.  His pain is finally down to a minimal level, and his breathing has improved.  We are working on weaning his oxygen as tolerated.  Today he went for his first walk with the physical therapist and did seven laps around the unit.  This is quite an improvement considering just a few days ago he could barely walk the five feet from his bed to his bathroom, and even talking & eating were an effort.  Today he also began chest PT’s (the old school kind where a physical therapist physically “pounds” on his chest to break-up the mucous in his lungs to help clear his airways).  The doctors have also restarted all of his nebulizer treatments and he continues on IV antibiotics.  He has not had any active bleeding since the embolization.  Because of all of these improvements, Jody will be moving back to a regular room when one becomes available.  It’s great to see him acting more himself.  Maybe tomorrow he’ll even be up for a game of Skip-Bo.  Thanks again for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers.

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7 Responses to “Progressing”

  1. Michelle March 18, 2013 at 6:55 pm #

    AWESOME!!! So happy to hear he is doing better! Go Jody! Please let me know if you need ANYTHING Tiff, you know I’m always here for ya! You are all in my prayers as always ❤

  2. Marilyn Titter March 18, 2013 at 7:54 pm #

    So glad you turned the corner Jody. Tiff you are a trooper. Try to get good sleep tonight. Keep that man moving! Hope he gets to move back to a regular room soon. You all are in my prayers.

  3. Sheryl March 18, 2013 at 8:56 pm #

    Love to hear this!!!!

  4. Nate Hoffer March 18, 2013 at 9:14 pm #

    Tiffany – you are a good writer. Thank you for the updates you post about Jody. Rebekah and I really appreciate you taking the time to keep all of us informed.

    • CF Wife March 19, 2013 at 11:24 am #

      Thanks Nate. I’ve enjoyed writing the posts, and it will be nice to have this to look back on our CF journey. It’s also so much easier to keep people updated. Thanks for reading.

  5. Edward Snellbaker March 19, 2013 at 12:50 am #

    Glad he doing great I know jody u r stronger now !

  6. Kristy March 19, 2013 at 7:50 am #

    Great news Tiffany!!

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