I'm writing from Toby's bedside at Cornell. Toby had a fitful night to say the least. For whatever reason, the sedation medicines weren't working & as a result Toby was awake & fighting to have his breathing tube out. Neither he nor Mooki got much sleep.
Fortunately, this morning Toby was breathing on his own & the tube was pulled out! Right now he's getting a little supplemental oxygen through some nasal prongs.
The epidural seems to be controlling his pain & now both he & Mooki are taking a nap. Earlier, Toby was watching some DVDs & interacting with both Mooki & Stephen. He's pretty puffy from all the IV fluids he got while in the operating room, which should come off in the next day or two.
Toby doesn't like his NG tube that has to stay in until his bowel recovers from the anesthesia which likely won't be for a couple more days. He's been a real trooper despite all he's been through.
This moning, Jessica came by to donate platelets & dropped off some food & when Stephen, Merci, & I returned home late last night, we were greeted by another amazing dinner - thank you all.
Ed Clark, Christmas Guest
9 months ago