I love it when the ICU staff are relaxed on the weekends – they let me stay a little longer, and today they also let me in early. I got to Colin at 2:15 but they were just busy with him, so I waited a bit and got to see him from 2:30 until 6:45 when I left him to sleep. He has his earphones (which I forgot these last few days) and was watching what looked like a Mr Bean of some sort, and he seemed happy with that.
He loves me staying long times, and even visiting him at every visiting time, but some days it is just not possible. I am still learning how to cope with telling him I need to go home, or not come at all, or only come at a certain time, but we are figuring it out. He is very cool about it and says it is fine, but some days he really wants me to stay as long as possible and as often as possible, and we are trying to get to an understanding where we believe each other when we say what we want. 😀
He is tired again today, but doing better. He slept a while today and I just sat watching him and doing my crochet which I remembered to take this time.
His infection markers are down from over 400 to 67 at the moment. I don’t know what normal is, but that seems scary. The Doc says he needs two days more of antibiotics, and they are hoping he will be able to go back to rehab on Wednesday. Not certain, but that is what they are aiming for. 😀
Today I am grateful for his fight and strength of will. I know that we have already won half of the battle. I say “we”, but I know it is really all him. <3