Much better day today! He was in such better spirits over all, I was so glad to see that when I came in this morning. He only took one nap all day long and he went on 3 walks today and got outside in the wheelchair once as well. On the wheel chair excursion we took him out to the gardens and also to listen to a beautiful violin quartet that was playing in the atrium today. He was pretty impressed with both items. He said he was impressed with the music because the musicians were only about junior high age and they were awesome and he loved the way the gardens smelled when we walked out there. I am sure he will sleep well tonight, since he didn't nap much during the day and he had a big day overall. When I left he was almost his old self, giving me a hard time and sitting up watching TV. I even made him check his email today while sitting up in a chair (I was really trying to distract him while he was in the chair because he had to sit in the chair for at least 30 min and he was whining about it).
The doctors came in today and gave him a goal of Wednesday to be moved out of the ICU, they know he can do it and so we have to push him to make that goal. He has to get up and get moving around so that the blood flow starts moving so that the heart doesn't get sluggish, I think he got that today. So I told him tomorrow we will get up 4 times and walk, Sunday 6 times, Monday 8 times, and Tuesday 10 times. It is good to have goals, it is what makes us feel accomplished in life!
Julie, our treasured head nurse, suggested that we bring the little kids up this weekend to help cheer him up. So Doug is on his way here with them right now, we will have a family weekend together. He told me he was excited to see them and Julie arranged a way for the kids to be able to visit with him off and on throughout the weekend. She really thought it would be good for him and so did the social worker. It is hard to be in the hospital and away from your family unit, so this will help us all be together this weekend even if it is just for a little bit at a time. So they should be here any minute. I am looking forward to seeing them all. I miss the little ones so very much and all that they are doing, but I really miss my husband. He is my very best friend and he is such a good daddy. He and I really don't do well apart, we never have, so this is really been hard on us. Out of everyone in the world he is the one person I rely on the most and vice versa, I don't know what I would do without him, he is the ultimate person, my best friend, confidante, lover, companion, and more. I can't wait to see him.