Friday, June 20, 2014

What day is it?

We are at the point in our hospital stay where I have no idea how long we have been here. But Magnus had a good day with lots of progress. He got one of his lines out (actually, he got 2 lines out, but 1 put in, so it was a net loss of one) and now he just has one peripheral IV. He's now on almost all oral meds. He also made huge progress in being weaned off his oxygen; since yesterday, he's gone down from a flow of 15 liters to 10 to 8 to 4 and now he's on just 2 liters. Not being on high-flow oxygen means that he can be somewhat mobile and actually get out of the room, so we're hoping to do that tomorrow.

Magnus's legs are pretty weak after almost 2 weeks in bed, but he did work on standing with the physical therapists today. Hopefully some walking tomorrow.

He does still have 2 chest tubes, but there's been a lot of talk about pulling them out. I think at this point, that's the only thing keeping him in the intensive care unit...we're hoping to be transferred to transitional care very soon!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like great news. I hope Magnus makes it out of the ICU soon. As for what day it is, I didn't know myself, Friday. Spent the night at Baltimore Washington International airport. Yikes. The news from Stanford was welcome.