A Good Day

20 Mar

Today was a good day.  Jody’s oxygen saturation is improving, so he spent most of the day off oxygen.  This afternoon he walked around the unit for 10 minutes with physical therapy.  This was his first activity since the bleeding the other day and he tolerated it pretty well.  His oxygen level does drop with activity, but for the most part, he is asymptomatic with it.

This evening Jody was transferred back to a regular room.  I imagine tomorrow they will start his nebulizer treatments and chest PT’s.  He is now off all continuous cardiac and O2 monitors so he is feeling rather free and is looking forward to a “real” shower.  He won’t be missing this less-than-private sink cabinet/bathroom all-in-one in his previous room.  There’s nothing like sitting on the toilet when a doctor walks in.

IICU "Bathroom"

We’re thankful for a good day, and are hopeful this is a step in the right direction.  Please pray that the increased activities tomorrow will also be well tolerated, and without another episode of bleeding.  Thank you for all the comments, words of encouragement, and prayers, they are all so appreciated.

4 Responses to “A Good Day”

  1. Kendra March 20, 2013 at 11:03 pm #

    So glad to hear Jody is doing better. We’ve been praying lots for him and also for you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Let me know if you need any help with the girls or anything else, ok?

  2. Sheryl March 21, 2013 at 6:08 am #

    Glad thing are getting better!

  3. Marilyn Titter March 21, 2013 at 8:53 am #

    Keep up the good work and give the nurses a huge hello from me.

  4. Lisa Weems March 22, 2013 at 1:55 pm #

    We think about you and hope you are able to come home soon. Please let us know if we can help in any way! Hope the days ahead are better and better!

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