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Monday Morning, Day 10

So far a calm day. We met with Dad's ICU team for perhaps the last time this morning. They told him as they departed his room "Come back again sometime to visit, but not to stay. We would like to see you walking around in the cafeteria." Dad was gracious and thanked them all for their care and expertise. The plan for today is to transfer Dad back down to actue care where he will be more involved with rehab to work on his strength and endurance.  He continues to be eager to get home but overall is humbled with his progress and is appreciative of the support and quality care he has been getting. His medical team will make a few adjustments to his medications but all in all he has been stable and free of any major complications. He still requires supplemental oxygen with activity, but we should see that improve as he moves around more and as his body continues to purge the excess fluids that are still lingering from the initial injuries. He had his first cribbage game today with me (Leanne) and stated  "today is about playing, not winning." We decided that will be our motto for the week. Thank you again for all your prayers, we are truly a blessed family, overwhelmed with gratitude and love. We will write again after we have moved camp to a new site on the acute care floor. 
With gracious hearts, Kids and Jacque