There's a lovely garden outside the Ronald McDonald House. I love to go there just to sit in the sun and quiet, to escape for a brief respite.
Eric remains on BiPAP this evening. He's still working hard to breath, but he's more comfortable today, not as anxious and restless. He still doesn't like the BiPAP mask, but he's accepting. The nice thing about this mask vs. intubation is that he can take short breaks from it now and then. They're starting some IV nutrition (TPN) this evening, so that's a step in the right direction. Hopefully, if he continues to be stable off the ventilator, they may resume tube feedings tomorrow. And they may let him start to eat soon too. All depends on if he can stay off the ventilator. Everyone agrees, nutrition is key to Eric gaining strength back.
Hard to believe we've been here a full week.