Dr. Dyalram was pleased that surgery went well. Paul would be moved directly to ICU and put on a ventilator. They want to keep him sedated for the next 24-48 hrs and on ventilator. This will give all the swelling a chance to go down some.
Today, October 3rd he continues to do well. He is still sedated when I got in this morning. I got in just in time to be part of the doctor rounds. It consisted of nine doctors, residents and nurse practioners. They all come together outside of his room and go over his entire history, surgery and strategy! It was just like the TV medical shows :-). They asked my opinion and let you ask questions.
The plan today was to take him off the ventilator. It finally happened around 3:30pm. They did keep him on oxygen.
I finally left to come home by 7:45pm tonight. I will be back in the morning. They talked about maybe getting him out of bed and walking tomorrow. They already have his feeding tube hooked up to a feeding drip as well. Unlike AAMC, where he spent several times in the hospital, UMMC has been fantastic! It has helped relieve some of my stress, worried of how he would be cared for if I wasn't there.
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