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.
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.