What wonderful days Will has been having. He is still off and it's past midnight-almost 48 hours. He is really doing well. Today he had a little trouble with dialysis and so he was not feeling well at all. He was shivering and shaking almost the whole time. He was feeling terrible and he was throwing up but not once did he ask to go back on the vent. Then he started running a 102.9 degree (I can't find the little symbol for degree-anybody know where it is on the keyboard?) fever and he still didn't ask to be put back on. I just got back home and called Cathy, his nurse, and she said he was cooler and he's sleeping---still off the vent.
I went up there to have a celebratory party with him but he didn't feel up to it so we will dance later. We want to thank you all for the comments and the words of encouragement you have sent our way. I read them all to Will and he really enjoyed hearing for you all.
The doctors have asked us to remind all the visitors that want to come up, Will is in a real fragile place right now, so if you think you might have any kind of bug, please wait and visit later. We have to be real vigilant because he is using all his reserves right now trying to keep breathing on his own. We would feel awful he he caught any kind of bug that set him back. I know all of you understand. He does love his visitors and it helps him to see friends and family (John T. you listening?) and I really credit that with his speedy recovery, oh, and the great nursing, PT, RT and physician care he has received in the last 8 1/2 months.
Will just keeps amazing all of us and we know, by God's good grace, that he is going to be coming home soon. We might be spending Thanksgiving in the hospital (won't be the first time) but we have soooooooo much to be thankful for. AMEN
Take care and God bless.