The night went well for Mike, which is what we wanted. We had quite a crew arrive last night. It was especially helpful for me to see the boys. Even teenage boys help bring some levity to a very stressful situation!
There is really not much to report. So far the fluid from the head wound has not grown bacteria, so we are hoping that does not need surgery again. The just took Mike off the ventilator, so he will be much more awake now. I am hoping he does not have too much pain. I think this surgery will hurt a lot more than the brain surgery. He never did ask for much pain medication following that.
They are trying to get his blood pressure high enough on its own and then will move him out of ICU, which is really just down the hall. Quite strange, two weeks ago he was on meds to keep his blood pressure low and now he’s on them to raise his blood pressure. We also just found out they gave him medication to keep him from remembering this part. I’d like some, but I’ll bet they won’t give me any.
Mike still doesn’t know what happened. He is not going to believe this one! I am feeling bad for Dr. Meyer. He came in and just shook his head. He said that he has never seen anything like this. I feel like we are going back in the right direction. Now we need to pray that he’ll be able to sleep once he realizes he’s in ICU again.
I’ll try to post again tonight. Hopefully Mike will be talking and letting us know how he feels.