I’m having a day of rest at home today. Jerry is with Joe. He called with a report after the doctors came by on rounds. Joe continues to be sedated and on the breathing machine, but he is stable and progressing … slowly, but surely.
Still has a fever and he was restless in the night and seemed in pain, so the meds have been increased slightly, so he’s really out of it – not even opening his eyes.
The MRI last night showed that his neck is fine – so the neck brace has been removed. Jerry said they washed his hair and shaved his face, so he is looking good now 🙂
Plans are to take him into surgery tomorrow to further close his abdomen incision. The swelling is going down a lot … but only after they have him in the OR will they determine whether they can close it the whole way.
As for visitors … he can’t have visitors until that wound is totally closed. You are welcome to come visit Jerry and/or I when we are at the hospital, but you might want to check with us first to make sure we are available – thanks.