Tuesday evening, after a more than 3 hour surgery, my husband took up residence in the Intensive Care Unit. The doctors are extremely optimistic that this second surgery took care of the remaining problems caused by the first surgery.
He was on a ventilator and in a medically induced coma for about 18 hours.
His oxygen levels are a bit more steady, heart rate still a little high. Pain level still high.
The nurses got him out of bed today for a trip to the nearby chair. Then he did a little bit of physical therapy for his calves, and back to bed.
He may be going back to a regular hospital room on Friday, and maybe even starting a clear liquid diet.
I will admit that the last few days have been very frightening.
I think he is out of the woods.........