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Thursday Afternoon

Robert is now in his own room on the fifth floor of Batson. It is astounding how quickly this improved his outlook and attitude. Just this morning Robert was thrashing in pain simply because I raised the head of his bed up slightly. A few hours later, after getting out of the PCICU, he was walking to the play room and playing with toys on the floor, and sitting in a chair coloring.

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The nurses are saying that the output of his chest tubes is very low, which is a good sign. In fact, they are saying he could go home as early as tomorrow, though we think he could use the extra day.

His bandage is now off and the incision looks like it is healing nicely. We were a bit surprised to see that they used staples this time rather than sutures, but I suppose it makes sense now that Robert is bigger.

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It is so wonderful to see him progressing so quickly and feeling better and better with each passing moment. We have been remembering that we saw a similar progression after his last surgery, and that memory has been so helpful to us during the times when we have been tempted–like Robert–to wonder if the pain will ever go away. It will and it is, right before our eyes.

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2 Comments

  1. JJ wrote:

    We love you so so much. Each update bring us joy for his progress, and heartache for your struggles. Praying without ceasing for you all!

    Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 12:01 pm | Permalink
  2. Frank Meredith wrote:

    So glad for the updates and pix. Hang in there!
    Love you all to pieces!

    Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 8:40 pm | Permalink

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