We were greeted with two surprises when we got to my dad's room this morning! One was that his best friend in the world was there visiting, which was wonderful! They worked together many moons ago, and are very close. The second surprise . . . . . They had removed the tube from his nose and he was on solid foods!!!!! He had an OJ slushie Friday night and then a scrambled egg, bread, coffee and OJ for breakfast. We were so excited!
He is definitely feeling better because he was irritable and bossy and he wanted his chewing tobacco! We told him we didn't have any there, and he wasn't happy - but what's he going to do???
Nothing else changed much today - it being Saturday they weren't doing much. We are very lucky that the CCU is only a little over half full, so it's a little more laid back than usual.
They have called in his cardiologist, and we expect him to be there on Monday morning early, so we'll try to leave here earlier than usual so we can be there. We love Dr. Leggett, and want to talk to him about my dad's prognosis. October 2007 his heart was working between 25 - 35% but now it's only 15%.
Tonight we (hubby, mom and I) splurged and went to a local Italian restaurant, and the salad, garlic rolls dripping in butter and cheese ravioli baked in meat sauce and cheese was just what the doctor ordered! Tomorrow it's back to the hospital. We are hoping they will put him in a regular room early in the week, but don't know yet if he'll go home or go to rehab. He hasn't even set on the edge of the bed yet, and although he thinks he can get up, I think he'll be surprised how weak he is.
Thanks again for all the prayers and good thoughts. Each and every one is much appreciated! Blessings, Becky