It's been a good 24 hours. Will has been working hard and he's getting stronger by the hour. All his numbers are where they belong. His blood pressure is normal, respiration is normal, 02 saturations are between 97-99% and he's trying to sleep without any machine helping him. He just took a test for his kidney function and it came back better than yesterday. So no problems there. The main thing we need to work on is getting his strength back. As you can imagine, being on your back for 9 weeks is going to make you a little weak. Like the doctor said, "knowing Will like we do, we can't predict any time frame." They meant his recovery speed. Will doesn't like to waste too much time. So we will take one day at a time and just thank God for everything he does.
It's been so WONDERFUL hearing his voice again after almost three weeks. It's still a little, tiny croaking voice but it's wonderful anyway. He has spent the afternoon just sipping water, swirling and spitting. He can't swallow until he passes the swallow test probably set for later this afternoon. Will and I will be studying up for that. He already had me put a Pepsi in the fridge up here so it's good and cold when that happens.
Most of the nurses have come by and they have been so excited for Will's "big" step as I know all of you are too. Many of you have been sending emails for him through my email account.
Thank you for all the words of encouragement. If he passes the swallow test, I will blog and let everyone know. That way you all can run to the store and grab a Pepsi and have one with Will.
The weather should be beautiful today. Enjoy the sunshine, can't wait to get Will out in it.