Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Today patience was top of the list for requirements. Yesterday, a nurse took out Dan's catheter and today it had to be put back in. The swelling on the right side of his face has just about closed his right eye. They thought he would be sent to a room on the 6th floor today but so far, no dice. The physical therapist did get him up and he took a few hops, careful not to put weight on the left leg. He's been up sitting in a chair all afternoon and is fairly comfortable there. He was given a morphine pump for pain and does not hit the button as soon as it lights up. Our friend Pat Wheelhouse has been here each day, God bless her! Today she brought an interesting instrument half lap dulcimer, half banjo. What fun; Dan picked out a tune right on the spot. I am going over to her house on the lake tonight to sleep in a bed for a while. I think I am reaching the point of diminishing returns. Their coffee shop has a roast called Fire and Ice that's delish, but caffeine can only take you just so far. I hate to leave Dan while he can't talk, but I'll make sure he's in good hands first.