Happy Birthday Uncle Danny (from Will)
Hey good news, HE'S OFF THE VENT. YEA!!!!!!!! Will feels good even though he's tired, so tired. It came out pretty easy and then there was this great smile on Will's face. The drs. that were watching were amazed that he could smile after all that pain. But he has pepsi on his mind.
So we moved up to fourth floor tonight and we were put into our new room #7, Lucky seven, right Randy. They are a lot older and smaller rooms but that's okay. They are more strict than surgical intensive care unit. They don't let people stay the night-you have to leave by 10:30 pm and can't come back until 8:30 am. So after Tom and I set them straight, one of us will be staying with Will until he's not so critical. Silly rules! We waited all day to move, they didn't have any beds. But once we were here they started the tests and then tonight-out came the vent. Thank our good Lord, I don't think Will could have stood it one more day. Now his real workout will start.
Tomorrow, they will do a swallow test and try to put in a picline so Will can get the other two iv ports out of his upper thigh area (I was going to say groin area, but I don't think Will wants me to say that on this blog :) Then he will be able to get up and walk and he's ready to do that soon.
So things are on the upswing again. While he was getting ready to get the vent out, I read him some of the blog comments. He loves them so keep them coming when you can. We miss all of you and hope we will see you soon.
This was an exhausting move on all of us, we hated to leave our wonderful friends down on second floor. They literally saved Will's life more than once. I want to do something special for them and when I was saying to them my heartfelt thanks, all they said they needed was to have us bring Will by when he gets out of the hospital. We will do that for sure and they will be surprised how he looks normally. I know this new floor will bring us new friends as well.
Will's grandma and grandpa from Boise came up to spend some time with Will. Grandma spent many hours rubbing Will's feet and head. He is going to come out of this oweing so many massages.
I will write tomorrow and let you know about our new digs.
God's blessing on all of you.