We had a lot going on today. OT got him dressed this morning and he did a good job brushing his teeth again. He slept through NP orientation and did good in ST. He's really doing well trying to talk...he just can't get enough air moving to make a lot of noise. But, I've noticed alot of the TBI patients talk in a whisper. Today in morning PT he sat at the edge of a mat propped his arms on his thighs and sat for 26 seconds before he lost his balance. Then he practiced standing and sitting over and over and really did a good job. In afternoon PT he walked on the treadmill and did good, but as soon as we stopped he threw up. Not sure if he was still too full from lunch or if something just didn't set well with him, but he's been fine ever since. Olivia however didn't fair so well...let's just say she had to take a shower! But, this girl is awesome...she has someone else's puke on her and she doesn't run she makes sure that he is okay and on his way back to his room before she takes care of herself. There are awsome people working at this place! In afternoon OT Kaitlyn stretched him in bed to give him a break in case he wasn't feeling well. Then we saw the eye doctor again this afternoon. His right eye is looking really good, but the left eye now has a scratch on it. So, we're keeping it taped closed and upping the doctoring.
Tomorrow we have an appointment to meet the doctor that's putting in the baclofen pump. What I already know about the procedure is that it's a day surgery and Rick should be back to therapy the following day. So, he only misses the day of surgery. The other thing is that Rick's liver enzymes are elevated again. They're not considered in the high range, but Dr. Carlile is trying to stay ahead of any problems, so he will have another sonogram done tomorrow. More than likely it's the medicine he's taking...several meds that he is on plus the overnight tube feeding could cause elevated liver enzymes.
So, prayers needed are for the eyes to heal completely, the liver to be functioning properly, the c-diff to clear up, and for God to continue the miraculous work he has begun in Rick.
Thanks for all you're prayers!