It's been a quiet day for Eric, not too many doctors strolling in. He played dominos and a Star Wars Playstation video game with Andrew. His Grandpa Dilmore bought him his own MacBook computer, which he just got last night, and Eric spends a lot of time on that. It seems to relax him. He's comfortable today, very stable, heart rate and respiratory rate has been lower, oxygen saturation higher, less cough and shortness of breath. In morning PT/OT, he stood at the sink to brush his teeth (instead of sitting in bed) and played beach ball standing instead of sitting. For the afternoon session, he walked again, farther than yesterday. 100 feet (50 X 2). Not bad for his second day of ambulation. Each day, Becky and Julie push him a bit more, and Eric is always up to the challenge.
It's storming like crazy here right now, the sky dark as dusk in winter, lit up by occasional flashes of lightening, thunder echoing through the canyon-like city streets, sheets of rain battering the buildings. Bob's sister Sue was flying here from Dallas today, and she'd been stuck on the tarmac for hours due to weather. We just got a text that her flight was cancelled.