Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Could it be?

It's been mentioned that Mom and Dad may go home next Tuesday (4 weeks after surgery).  How awesome that would be if it proved to be true!  Dad would go home on TPN and continue to do rehab in El Campo.  Hopefully they will not go home on antibiotics or with a wound vac.  The wound vac appears to not be putting out anything!  Could it be that this fistula is actually healing (or already healed)?    Today he was able to start eating a couple of things- flavored ice and jello.  Continue to pray that all goes well; the prayers are working!  Another great day in Room 460.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Moving Forward
First full day on the rehab floor.!!! (Saturday is a light day and Sunday a day of rest.)The schedule includes 3 hours of physical/occupational therapy --about 2 hours in the morning and an hour in the afternoon. With help I will also get him up to the chair this evening.  So far so good---he is understandably tired but working hard to meet the challenges. They constantly include family members as we will be going home with the patient.  It's all very interesting. We saw Dr. Saggi on the weekend and he continues to say the fistula will heal.  In his words "It's just 4 steps forward and 1 step back".  When we think of it in those terms it helps us remember the very successful outcome of the surgery. We are blessed with wonderful doctors!!! 
Love to all

Visiting Pawpaw

Dad got moved to the rehab floor on Friday evening and started his "work outs" on Saturday morning.  He and mom are now residing in room 460.  Rehab is tough, but he's doing great!  They work with him 3 hours a day 6 days a week (Sunday is a day of rest).  He has a busy schedule, but luckily he was able to fit in a visit from the grandkids between occupational and physical therapy.