I had a very good report from Sarah, Owen’s mother just a bit ago. He is feeling a little better today. He is now using the oxygen on the wall and not on the ventalator. If he tolerates the oxygen levels being turned down for 48 hours, they will take off the nasal tube. He is still very weak but thats to be expected. He ate 2 fries, drank 1 1/2 cartons of apple juice and 1 and a half sticks of kit kat. (Sarah says that is not very nutricious but a start!) He will still have some night time feeds through his tube to give him extra nutrition and he still is being weaned off of three sedatives. If he does better the earliest he can come home is Monday. He is still having some sadness, tremors, and very bad diahrea as side effects from the strong medications he has been having to take. He might need some rehab and physical therapy because of muscle weakness. This was a very good day though and our little champ is doing fantastic! Thank you for your contiued prayers,messages, love and support.
On the home front, I have to report that Amelia and I are getting along much better. She only told me once today to “Go Away!” when her Daddy came downstairs. As long as it is just me and her, and she has to depend on me for everything, I am the best!
I also have to mention that the community and military family here at Andrews Air Force Base has been so tremendously supportive. They have provided dinner every night since I arrived. Promtly at 5 o-clock every afternoon there has been a knock on the door, with a different person standing there with a home cooked meal, cards, and money donated to my son and his family. It is so nice to know that such compassion and comraderie exists in this day. And more often than not, when I ask for the person’s name, they will tell m “Oh, they don’t know me, I just wanted to do something.”Isn’t that just wonderful?