Sunday, January 30, 2011
Sunday Morning January 30th 2011
Busy week! Josh had a great week in therapy. He is opening
his mouth to take a spoon repeatedly. He chewed and swallowed
several ice chips. He is close to saying a word. He also managed
to extricate himself from his therapy arm splints when nobody was looking
and remove several IV lines from both arms.
They are calling him Houdini.
He got a new wheelchair that fits his frame much better. This is
important as he needs to tolerate more and more time in the
chair, out of bed. Friday he moved to a double room with a roommate.
Unfortunately, Josh was readmitted to Paoli Hospital early Saturday
morning with a high fever and low blood pressure. His BP recovered
quickly but his fever has lingered. CT scans, Ultrasound, and
cultures of every possible source of infection have all turned
up negative. So we think he maybe just has a virus. We will know
more today. If anything new develops, I will add to the post.
On a more positive note, we were able to revisit with some of Josh's
doctors and nurses from his original ICU stay, and the level of care
at Paoli is excellent. However, it was tough to go back there.
Thanks to everyone who is following or helping in any way.