The nurses shaved Steve yesterday and the staples were removed from his head injury. I had not visited since the breathing tube was removed and am proud and pleased with Steve's progress - I arrived and he was sitting up with no breathing mask, looking clean and fresh, watching the news!
Steve was cleared yesterday to eat soft foods which means he enjoyed a dinner of mashed potatoes, peas, meat loaf, and a special request, diet coke. This was the first real meal for Steve since his accident nearly two weeks ago. Steve was very hungry and happy to have a decent meal!
Though a small amount of fluid remains on his lungs, the breathing tube helped tremendously. His O2 saturation is steady at about 98% and all other vitals remain stable. Steve will stay in the ICU until he leaves for Shepard in Atlanta on Tuesday.
The move will be bittersweet as we have gotten close to the team at Jackson Memorial and are indebted for all of the care they have given to both Steve and the family. When we look around the Neuro ICU unit we realize how blessed we are - there some horrible injuries, many of which are young and far worse off than Steve.
Thank you for the continued support and prayers. xx