My realization: Hospital chairs make your ass hurt.
Nick’s realization: Every minute is an hour.
He’s had a low grade fever all day. It’s really bummin’ me out man. Could be an infection, but his white blood cell count was normal early this morning. He got antibiotics immediately after the surgery yesterday, and began another treatment this evening as well. Waiting for more blood work in the morning.
Physical therapy came by twice today (the same awesome woman who worked with him last year after his anterior spinal fusion). On the first go, he tried to sit up but couldn’t move enough to even get propped up on an elbow. It was just too painful.
A few hours later PT returned and Nick found the strength to sit all the way up on the edge of the bed. He sat there for at least ten minutes before carefully laying down again.
It seemed he felt a little bit better as each hour passed. He napped over and over again and even ate solid food. We’re making progress.
I have a feeling he’ll be kicking major ass tomorrow.