We had a few visitors come in today. A gal with ICU child life services came and talked to Eric, gave him a little pep talk, counseling him and encouraging him that all will be much easier and better and more interesting when he graduates out of ICU. An ENT (ear nose throat) fellow came in and talked to us about the tracheostomy procedure. Still scheduled for "sometime next week." Physical therapy came in once today. Eric sat up for the first time here and dangled bedside for almost 2 minutes. That was pretty exciting. And he's doing his other exercises also. They say they'll start twice a day tomorrow.
Eric's ICU attending and fellow took Bob and I into a conference room and tactfully told us we need to start taking better care of ourselves. As in get more sleep, get out of the hospital now and then, etc.. Yikes! Is it that obvious? It's true, we are tired. But we don't want to leave Eric. If only he had a voice and could more easily get someone's attention if he needs something. We just want to be here for him. We told him we would.