Eric is resting right now, which allows me a moment to post a note. When he's awake, he keeps us busy wanting his dry/erase board, his feet rubbed, his fan off, his fan on, the TV on, the TV off, a cool cloth on his forehead, his nurse for suctioning or sedation, and endless sponges of water to moisten his mouth and occasional sips of a flavored drink drizzled into his mouth from a straw. Flavor of the day -- Sprite. Yesterday was lemonade. Tomorrow, he's already decided, will be Orange Crush. He's restless when awake. Anxious. In attempt to wean from the morphine, the doctor changed his med to Vicadin. And he still gets Ativan occasionally too.
The visit from his teacher seemed to help his mood somewhat. He was more agreeable to attempting deep breaths, and seemed to truly enjoy her visit.