Tyson has had a good day. Last night he was pretty grumpy and didn't settle to sleep until 1:30 am but once the Tylenol kicked in, he was ok. This morning he didn't nap well since he kept on being interrupted by this nurse or that therapist. But when the boys came in to say hi, Tyson had great big smiles for them. This afternoon he was back to himself again, and we even got a few laughs out of him.
Mom and Dad Spanninga came to visit this afternoon. We spent some time at Marnie's Lounge playing games on the Wii. What a riot. Later they left and took Braden, Merrick, and Kenya home with them. The boys get to enjoy Uncle Derek and Uncle Jason's hockey game tonight with their Grandpa.
I also got to start nursing again. It is going well. Tyson only slept a half an hour this afternoon and is still awake right now. Brian is spending some quality hockey time with him so that I could take a break. I took a walk outside in the fresh air, boy is it nice out there!
Some more lines were removed today. The IV in his other hand is out, so now both his hands are free for him to inspect curiously, and chew on again. He also had the ecg leads removed. As long as the feeding continues to go well and he can take his meds orally, we can remove the Ng tube tonight! Yay! He is slowly being weaned from the O2. He's down from 2 litres this morning to 0.25 litres. It will for sure be gone by tomorrow. Then all he has left is his O2 sats monitor on his foot. All the wires will be gone from his hands and face.
So now we are waiting for Tyson to clear up his lungs, which is getting better and better. His cough is getting stronger every day. It looks like we should be outta here in a couple of days. Then it is a matter of Tyson becoming 100% again before his surgery can be booked. He will be on follow-up care 7-10 days after he is discharged from here and we will go from there.
I hope everyone has a blessed Lord's Day tomorrow!