So, after what was likely one of the worst days of my life yesterday, today was full of little mini victories. Neck brace came off. Breathing mask came off. He still has muscles firing in his quads and sensation all the way down. We got him a hand held morphine zapper.
But what I think is the biggest victory today, is Nicks attitude. Although he got emotional today (lots more of that to come, I’m sure) he is feeling really positive. “As long as I have my arms” he said a few times. Now, he’s on a lot of pain meds, so I’m not sure how much information he’s really processing, but I don’t care.
Mini victories. That’s what I’m constantly counseling him on. Next mini victory will be getting his nausea under control so they can resume feeding him. He was so sick all day. Poor guy.
I love Nick Fener so much. So much! And I’m not stopping until he has reached his full healing potential. Doctors estimate about a year. But the doctors have also said some other bullshit that we refuse to believe too. Only time will tell how strong Nick is. When reviewing Xrays again today with his Neurosurgeon who did the spinal surgery, he commented that, “most people with this damage don’t even make it to the ER. This is incredible!”
This IS incredible! Obviously Nick still needs to be here for some reason.