He had another great day today, we are all so happy! They took him totally off of the epi today, which is a great sign! Now he just has to go down a little bit on one more med and then he can get out of the ICU. They even took the central line out of his neck today!! The nurses are thinking probably on Tuesday, but we will know more tomorrow when we see the doctors. He was sitting up a lot, walking a bunch, and his appetite is really good. He polished off that big of chips, Monica, so you know he is feeling better! Oh, and that little problem I mentioned resolved itself last night so we are going to try and stay on top of that this week.
When I left tonight he and his nurse were into a UPWORD board game, and he hardly noticed I left. I guess last night they played Battle Ship and Dave beat his nurse, so tonight they were going to try something different. I am telling you we are truly blessed to be in such a fabulous place where the nurses truly want to help in all ways, even to prevent boredom and such. It is really great how everyone jumps in and helps out where they can. And other nurses he has had on other days always come in and say hi to him when they have different patients or stop me in the hallway.
We had a great time as a family this weekend, yesterday we got to spend a good amount of time together and then again today he got to sit and visit with his brother and sister for awhile as well. Last night after dinner we let the kids go swimming in the hotel pool (it is a heated pool) they were in heaven, last time they were here it was raining so they couldn't go. They used up a lot of energy and slept like solid rocks last night. We all slept until 8:30 this morning! I have been so happy and at peace that he has been doing better the past 2 days that I have actually been sleeping at night, plus it helped having Doug by my side in bed:) We decided today that Doug is going to bring the kids up every other weekend to see Dave, it will be better for him and for us to all be together as a family once in awhile. It makes it a long 2 weeks for me, but it will be worth it for us as a family unit to be together like that.
We have such a gracious God, it is because of him that Dave is feeling better. God healed Dave this weekend so that he could enjoy this time with his brother and sister, he knew how important that was for Dave and how much he needed it. David's attitude changed almost overnight, he was in such despair last Thursday afternoon, and for it to be such a tremendous change on Friday morning was totally a miracle by God. I am so thankful for all the prayers that we have going out there, because I know that is what is keeping him going. Thank you so much we need them still and we will continue to need them until we get that heart and there after. Much love.....