Aaron was off the vent for a total of 30 hours at one shot! While this is an awesome achievement, it was decided it was probably a little too much, a little too soon. Aaron was so tired today, he didn’t even make it out of bed. That’s not like him; I can’t remember the last day he spent in bed. It had to be when he had pneumonia in Hahnemann Hospital in Phila. anyway, it was very obvious he was totally zonked from his time off the vent. He slept like a bear today; through a visit from Candy, through lunch, through a very funny Beverly Hillbillies rerun (OK, maybe it was only me who thought it was funny), both sessions of physical therapy (which was perfectly OK with the therapists) and so on and so on. Shortly after he woke up, an old friend, April ,stopped by to visit. She was only there a short while when a technician came in to the room to give him an ultrasound. During the preparation, Aaron had some difficulty breathing, so the procedure was delayed while the breathing issue was being “addressed”. April had to leave the room and waited patiently to return to visit with Aaron. Unfortunately, the difficulty breathing and the procedure he had was too much for him and he wasn’t up to visiting with April.
There were nurses and therapists in and out of Aaron’s room all afternoon today. It was just one of those days. Finally, later in the day, he started to settle down a little bit and he had another visitor, Haley. Aaron was able to stay awake and visit a little while, he was also able to eat his meal. After Haley left, Aaron and I watched Wheel of Fortune (does the excitement ever end?) and not long after that, Jaime came. I left Aaron in Jaime’s capable hands.
It was a very frustrating day for Aaron. His was pretty down. Please pray for him; for his state of mind……please pray that he can keep a positive attitude in this very difficult time. Thank you so much.