Mike did not manage to get much sleep, but was much less restless last night, and now we know why.
When I got here early this morning, Mike was in the chair looking out the window and talked to me in sentences. I was very surprised! As he got tired, this slowed down, but that is not unusual. He was in the chair from 5:30 to 8:30 and has been sleeping ever since.
The nurse told me he started running a slight fever last night, which was treated with Tylenol. When that broke, he started talking in sentences. She said that she had never seen anything like it. I would attribute that to God!
Mike started telling the nurses about our church and our family. He then said that the reason he was so agitated the two previous nights was that he was sure the nurse was trying to murder him! I’d be agitated too! He was also thinking that Dr. Meyer was his enemy, but is over that as well. Apparantly the previous blood pressure medication he was on can make people think strange things. Hopefully we’re past that with this new meication.
Since he is talking, I’m sure some of you can guess what he’s talking about: food! Yesterday he kept asking for Snickers. He has not had anything to eat since Wednesday night. The swallow test is scheduled for 1:30, so hopefully he can eat after that.
Jared finally came to enjoy going in to see Mike yesterday. Of course, he is way too observant and started commenting on Mike’s feet. He said, “Daddy moves his left foot. That other one is stuck.” Ouch! I told him that hopefully it will be unstuck soon!
Apparantly there is information going around that Mike is paralyzed. I suppose you could technically say that his right arm and leg are paralyzed, but we are very hopeful that it is temporary. Overall, I am very happy with the progress that has been made. Hopefully he will get out of the ICU tomorrow and get working on this rehab!