Monday, September 8, 2008

Jones 8--an Update

YAHOOOOOOO!

We're there! Right now it's J809, but I expect that to change as soon as a private room opens up. The staff pointed out my insurance will only pay for a semi-private, which kind of gets a "so" out of me. I want to be able to take Anna to visit her Daddy without her disturbing his room-mate.

They have changed the heart medication to Toprol, which seems to have gotten the heart rate under control. They did the modified barium swallow test today and he did very well sitting up without sending his heart into chaos, but not quite ready for a steak and baked potato just yet. The speech therapist did give some suggestions of how I can work with him and we'll get going on that tomorrow. Just remember with muscles, you don't use em, you lose em.

I spoke also to the rehabilitation doctor who said he thought TIRR would be a perfect fit for Pete and as soon as he's medically able to be moved (probably end of the week or first of next) we're at TIRR.

Can you believe 14 days ago right now, I was waiting for him to come out of surgery and go into the NICU for the first time? I can't. I was every emotional when they told me he was going to the real room today, which I took as an indication that the danger is over. It was a different conversation with God in a different chapel today. Good times are a comin!

8 comments:

Bethany Nicks and Family said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! Kristy I am so excited for you guys!! That is great news. I love that you are getting great news!!

Becky said...

That is great news Kristy!! I'm so happy for you guys. Way to go Pete!! Keep up the good work!

Sue said...

Life is Good!

Linda said...

So happy for you all!!

Kitty said...

That is great news that he's in a normal room. FIngers crossed that he gets to that rehab center soon and gets working on those muscles. The big thing is teaching that brain to rewire so he can use his left hand again. Talk to me when you're there so I can tell you about what we've learned in our research.

Sharlene said...

This is great news !

George McQueston said...

The "gang" at Columbia Scaffolding miss Pete. We hope for his speedy recovery and the daily exchange of jokes.

Our prayers are with Pete and his family.

Amy said...

Things are progressing nicely! Congratulations!!!