Last night was pretty interesting. Cliff pulled out his "glove" (aka I.V.) and then said "daddy, will you help me put my glove back on?!" I rushed back up to the hospital and after speaking to the nurse, Ross and I decided that Cliff could take his meds by mouth and he would not be on the Phentenoyl (spelling?) anymore. We think that mediation was making him craaaaaazy... So now he is on Valium and Tylenol on an "as needed" basis! He seems to be much happier since he is off the major pain killers! We are so happy! Oh yea, then early this morning Cliff threw up twice... all over himself... it was soo nasty.. but I will spare you the details because I love you!
Today has been our best day by far!
The neurologist told us that Cliff is "caught up" to where he should be! We thought he may need to stay in the hospital an extra day or so since he was in the PICU for 48 hours, but he is doing so great off of the meds that they think he can be discharged on Sunday! Yay!
Cliff had his first physical therapy session at 9:00am. The Therapist came into his room and showed us how to safely list Cliff and put him in his stroller. We took him on a little stroll around the 12th floor and then he sat up in his bed (for the first time) for a while.
Harper came to see her big brother! She loves his hospital bracelet!
Then Cliff had his second session of PT at 1:00. We went to the therapy room for this session. The room is awesome (I'll try to snap some pics tomorrow)! Cliff's legs are pretty lose. He is still having muscle spasms so he is still wanting to draw his legs up and not let then go straight.
More Valium? Yes please!
Cliff sat on the bench but is so weak. It is hard to see him this weak, but we know that he will get stronger with time!
Then he stood a little! He REALLY tried to stand up! He was so proud but unsure of his new legs. I think it will take a little time for him to get used to his new legs. He is so weak that he could hardly hold his head up.
Cliff got a dose of Valium as soon as we got back from Therapy and then ate a great lunch! He is now watching "Gabba" and we are going to try to take a nap! Yay for sleep!
God is so great to us. We are so blessed. We are so thankful.