Boy, what a day. Yesterday was crazy, with deciding about Craig Hospital and everything. Today is special. Joel sat up most of the morning and into the afternoon. It’s really helping to get all that mucus out.
I got him “Office Space” to watch in his room. While we were watching that, the PT guys came and put him in a normal wheelchair. He rolled himself around the hospital. He was looking outside and at the pictures on the wall. The whole time he was cracking jokes with the nurses and PT guys. Then the occupational therapist came in and worked on Joel’s dexterity. She also made him put on a robe, brush his teeth and comb his hair. First time since first grade he’s done that.
The nurses and PT guys like Joel a lot. He makes them laugh. I know they’ll be sad to see him go. He’s the only fun one on the ICU floor. Right he’s napping from all the activity.
We have got all the signatures from the doctors, so Craig is a go. He will transported with his chest tubes in and they will be taken out at Craig. He will leave Wednesday, depending on the weather. The weather forecast for Flagg is looking pretty good. I heard they want him in Denver by 2 p.m. I’ll get Joel and Erika on the plane, and then I’ll be off.
If you are planning on sending him a card or anything, please send it to Craig or my mom in Colorado.
Let’s hope for good weather.