These help desk people from India are so hard to understand! When I asked him to clarify himself, he would rudely say "you are not listening!" grrrrrr
After about fortyfive minutes, we fixed the computer and it was up and running.
Later in the evening, the keyboard suddenly locked up and I could not type a thing. This time I got a tech from Missouri and we worked out the problem in about five minutes!
Then, yesterday my cell phone died. Now I have a new computer and a Motorolla Droid Razor. The Verizon people were over and above what one could expect from them. I would recommend Verizon to anyone that would ask for my opinion.
Looking that today's title, can you tell I am getting hungry? There was a time in this journey that the thought of food made me sick. Now that John is getting better, my appetite is increasing. I had lost twenty pounds prior to John's illness. Since then, I have lost another six. The challenge for both of us is going to be not eating ourselves to the before weight. Both of us still need to lose more weight.
The feeding tube was removed since he was consuming enough calories by mouth! Another big step! The consistency of the food started with pureed. He is now eating regular food.
The pneumonologist said that when John is on his feet he is to work up to walking thirty minutes a day. Right now he is walking a 300 ft. / 100 yds. I have yet to time how long that takes.
Physical therapy was his next bite of the elephant. And just like the inchworm, he needed to strengthen his legs. John started P.T. by "riding a bicycle" He rode forward then backward. Afterword, he worked on leg raises. He is a real trouper. I am so proud of him.
The next day, he began to walk with assistance. It was interesting to hear the therapist remind him to walk with his legs farther apart. There was a tendency to cross a foot over then other when walking. Going around a corner was a struggle at first. Things we take forgranted, he had to relearn. At this time, he is still on
oxygen. Yesterday, he walked to his bathroom on his own! He is now on P.T. twice a day.
The doctors capped his breathing opening in his trach tube. Now he is breathing just like you and me. The trach should be removed Monday. The trach fell out yesterday and John was doing great. Then the doctor insisted that it be reinserted. Now why would anyone want to put a patient through that discomfort of reinserting the tube.
Well, that's the report for today. The Critical Care Physician says that he sees no reason why John cannot go home next Friday! And here on day one, I thought he would die.
John's release will be six weeks that was estimated by the doctors when he arrived. Hummmm, think that all your prayers have anything to do with his speedy recovery? Thank you!
I wonder what miracles tomorrow are going to bring?????
God bless you all