Well, the plan was to wake Nick up and remove his breathing tube today, but that didn’t quite work out as planned. He DID wake up for about an hour. I was by his side trying to orient him to where he is and he acknowledged me 3 times with a nod. I really don’t think he could see me though. These sedatives are really powerful. I can only imagine how confusing it must be to be going in and out of sedation.
Tomorrow afternoon he’s going in for another surgery on his legs. No repair yet, just a third cleaning and wash out of the wounds. Tonight was the first time I could actually see a few stitches down there. He has some wound vacs in the actual wounds that are continually draining.
Good news is that they began feeding him today. 10mil of a nutrient solution every hour. I’m surprised he’s not asking the guy next door if he’s going to finish his 10mil solution. I’m glad they’re feeding him. Proper nutrition is absolutely the key to health and healing. Well that, and the right positive mindset.
Speaking of nutrition, I realize that I must eat right in order to stay strong for my babe. Thank you Mrs Nootbaar for bringing me salads.
So many people have asked what we need right now, and I am so grateful! Thank you everyone! I know the news is fresh and we are all still in shock (even me) to see our boy fighting for his life. I will absolutely utilize our friends, families and community to help me get Nick back on his feet again. I’ve been asked by many to make a wish list. Well, I’m just sort of going day by day here, not really sure what I need right now. But when looking at the big picture, we are facing many many months, maybe years, of working through this madness.
It’s crazy how life can change so quickly in an instant. Having a second chance with Nick is such a blessing.