Saturday, March 22, 2014

Day 2 Progress

When I got to the hospital this morning, Scott seemed about the same as last night when I left. He's tired from being woken up every hour in the ICU and still very much in pain. It seems like his head is in a lot of pain today, but they've been trying to keep him on medication to help with that. He is still having a very hard time with his speech, which I can tell has been frustrating for him. He tries to communicate the best he can but it's hard for him to think of certain words. Sometimes he can think of how to spell them, but he can't say them.

Since this morning, Scott has made a lot of progress. A physical therapist stopped by to help Scott get up and moving for the first time since the surgery. He was able to walk around the halls and go to the bathroom. He ate a little bit for breakfast this morning, but he wasn't able to keep it down when they got him up. They just took him in for a follow-up MRI (which I think was about the last thing in the world he wanted to do...poor guy.) Once he is done with his MRI, he is being transferred out of the ICU to a hospital room here at the Huntsman Cancer Center. They will only need to check on him every 4 hours at that point, so hopefully he will be able to get some sleep. Later today a speech pathologist should be stopping by to see if they can help him with his speech. There aren't any concerns that his language will return to normal, but hopefully they will be able to help him improve at this point.

Despite him being in a lot of pain, things are looking great and he is continuing to make a lot of improvements.

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