Today was a pretty good day for us. When Ava, Hunter and I arrived at the hospital Eric was coming around the corner in the wheelchair with his sweet nurse, Lisa. She said he was ready to go outside. He looked right at Hunter and Ava and shook their hands. We walked around outside for a bit. Back inside, Eric did a few great things. 1) He ate and swallowed about 5 ice chips without coughing, 2) waved “Hi” to his nurse when she said hello, 3) and when the trauma nurse asked how he was doing he SAID (yes, apparently he spoke) “FINE”. They were very pleased with his progress today and so were we.
The other cool thing that happened was when Ava drew shapes on sheets of paper and we asked Eric to point to the different shaped/colors, he did it right 3 times! Nice!
After we returned from lunch we were told that OT and PT had been there to work with Eric, he did pretty good but got tired. Apparently he was up most of the night before so no wonder he was tired. While Eric slept, we spent rest of the afternoon talking with the nurses and learning about all the medication Eric is taking, wow!
All in all we had a good day, even if part of Eric was sleeping. We were happy to give Anna-Carin some time to herself, even if that meant cleaning the garage! We’re back with Eric tomorrow and hopefully more strides forward in the recovery process.