Today was a better day. Colin is feeling a little better, and he ate half of his lunch, plus a little pot of fruit I took for him. He also had a small drink of water. We did his arm physio, and I rubbed his feet and legs, but he didn’t feel well enough to do his leg physio. I know it is important to keep up these things, but I also know we need to balance his needs with his other needs. 🙂 He is a bit swollen from either the meds or the illness, but he is getting better.
He is not feeling so nauseous, and his tummy seems to have settled. He also said that the Cardiologist and the Urologist both saw him this morning and they both said they were very happy with his progress, and that they would not need to see him again. They both said they would wave to him from afar. More good news.
I was able to stay for 2 hours today – I think I got the relaxed shift. It was lovely to stay longer than the usual hour, and not be chased out by the nurses ostentatiously ringing the bell at me. HA HA. Colin and I agreed that I would come home earlier today and not stay until after the 7:30 visiting time, so that I could get a proper sleep, and have a bit of time off. He is so wonderful. Even when he is really not well, he worries about me. How lucky am I?
We will meet again tomorrow around 3pm in the ICU, unless he stands me up; but I suspect he will not have gallivanted off somewhere else. <3 Today I am grateful for friends, and I am particularly grateful for my Colin who is a fighter, a mentally strong person, and a man who is not afraid to tell me and show me how much he loves me. I shaved him yesterday, but his stubble is already back. I also need to be able to shave his neck-beard but am still a little afraid of going too close to the trachy. That will be gone soon enough, and then we can do a proper shave. Also, his vitals are stable again. [embed]https://www.flickr.com/photos/particularcreations/34211056911/in/dateposted-public/[/embed] [embed]https://www.flickr.com/photos/particularcreations/33531392913/in/dateposted-public/[/embed]