Monday, September 22, 2008
Fred is feeling better and getting antsy (which certainly runs in the family!). Yesterday evening his bed was switched to a nice soft Clinitron bed which he enjoys at home. Today he was doing fine with no supplemental oxygen. The pulmonologist said Fred's lungs sound better and that he's doing great! He had a video swallowing test, and was given the green light to eat pureed food and honey thick liquids with supervision. I don't think anyone could have enjoyed eating pureed meat and vegetables more than Fred. He proclaimed that his first meal in eleven days was "Delicious!" He also had some occupational and physical therapy at the bedside, and was assisted to a standing position with two therapists. His blood culture from 9-20 was positive today so he's going to be staying in his isolation room a while longer. We are very grateful for all the prayers and for Fred's miraculous turnaround!