Friday, April 16, 2010
Tom continues to move in the right direction. He is on only a small amount (comparatively) of pain medicine. This am when I got here, the nurses already had him up in a chair! He had a swallow study this morning to see if he can eat or drink yet. They said a few more days. They are going to put him to work today...physical therapy is coming to get him moving. His chest x-ray has improved showing that his pneumonia is improving. They are hoping to move Tom to the floor and out of the ICU in the next few days. The nurses and doctors want to keep visiting to a minimum so that he can get some rest but please feel free to comment to the blog and I will read it to him. We are also awaiting a visit from the plastic surgeons to see what the next step is in his wound recovery.