November 27, 2010
Today the good news is that Mark continues to learn how to sit up from laying down position without using his elbows for support and holding his chest pillow upon standing without the help of his arms or elbows. Since his sternum is in two pieces, having been wired together with thin titanium wires, this is really important.
While we still don’t know what has caused his fevers Mark will probably get to go home on Monday or Tuesday. The hospital will have a home health nurse follow him with any necessary IV antibiotics should that be deemed necessary. They are guardedly concerned.
Personally, I am so blessed that Mark has pushed himself to so well. This afternoon he did 16 laps around the nurse’s station. He has made everyone’s job a little easier. We have had wonderful nurses. Jessica, David, Lindsay, Lynn and Veronica have been such blessings! As have Cameron, Felipe, Michael and Frank have been awesome doctors. Then there is Matt, Anthony and a number of other support staff.
Tomorrow is more patient education and lots of rest. As he feels better we are going to have to hold him back from over-extending himself. That is the Mark we all know so well.