I got to the hospital today around 11:00 and met Dr. Volpi thre. He tells me that he would like to see Pete in a regular room tomorrow. You read that right.
He's got good intercranial pressure and he had almost no drainage when they clamped off the shunt; his oxygen saturations, with very little support, are in the high 90's to 100% and he's almost done with the pain medications. A week ago tonight I was wondering what I was going to do without him, and now I'm just feeling like I'll be sleeping against His Furriness before I know it.
The only thing he's going to have to work on is speech and swallowing. Until he can swallow, he's not leaving the ICU, so let's pull for something like that tomorrow when the speech therapist goes in. I asked him tonight if he's feeling stiff from just laying there and he said yeah, so I rattled the PT cage too. The gauntlet for a good while now will involve exhausting rehab and therapy.
That's it for now, and I think that's plenty.