So not much has changed these past few days. He's continuing to make small steps towards getting better. He had a little bit of movement in his right leg but we're not sure if it's voluntary or not. They are planning to move him tomorrow to a rehab facility in pueblo, we are just working on the transportation. We will continue to keep you posted if anything new happens.
Things are going ok. He's back in a chair today. He was awfully fidgety today so they have him on some meds to calm him down which also kinda put him to sleep. He did great with some solid food so i think they're gonna up his diet to more real food. He got his Mt. Dew finally today so that was awesome! He's made another small step today with food and he's continuing to talk really good!
He's doing ok today. He is out of the ICU and in his own room. He seems a little less agitated today and not as thirsty so ive been able to have small conversations with him. They just got him out of bed and into a chair.He loos a lot more comfortable. He's really weak and still not using his right side, but he did move his right leg a few times, kinda bending it and then extending it again. It seemed more purposeful but I can't quite get him to do it on command yet. He wants to go home (he told me he was only gonna be here for another day) he wants soda really bad, and asked me for his Copenhagen! That's the first time he has asked for that!! He's got a long road of recovery ahead but he;s making some good baby steps!
Today not much has really changed, he is still doing great and continuing to progress well. He is talking and asking for lots of water. He knows everyone that comes by to see him. He was able to hold up a cup today and take a drink when the nurse asked him. He is at a 5 out of 5 ability to follow commands on his left side. He's still on a liquid diet for today but should be graduating to more solid foods as he learns to swallow better.
So we wanted to update everyone again because its been an exciting day! He has been doing an amazing job understanding and responding to questions. He's aware of where he is at and has a good idea of whats going on! The nurse asked him where the best place to find Bigfoot was and he said Washington and Oregon!! LOL! They have started him on a liquid diet because he is swallowing things really good. They had him sitting up for a while and are going to be starting therapy/rehabilitation tomorrow!!! He is eating right now and doing a good job!!
Today has been a really good day! The tube is out and he is already trying to talk. He understands what people are saying and is responding verbally! Also the EEG is coming off so we'll have some results hopefully soon from that! When i walked into the room he immediately recognized me and said "Hi maddie, my beautiful maddie!" and he also recognized a picture of baby avah. He looks so much better today! He wants to drink water and is wondering when the hell he can go home!!
He was quite a bit more awake and alert this morning, so much so that they had to slightly sedate him because he was trying to pull the tube out of his throat. He is responding better to commands, only on his left side, about 3 out of every 5 commands and that's pretty good. Still no voluntary movement on the right side. Unfortunately the breathing tube is going to have to stay in another day because he has some swelling in his throat and they are concerned that removing the tube will cause his throat to close. Otherwise he would do good without it. No other tests scheduled for today. The doctor is happy with his progress, saying that he is now where he expected him to be a couple days ago.
So he's looking a little better today. He's a little more responsive and he was able to follow a couple commands. He was able to give a thumbs up when asked, and raised his lest foot when asked to wiggles his toes.He still doesn't have any movement on the right side, except for some involuntary spasms.The ventilator is going to have to stay in place for at least another day. They are continuing the EEG test for now, I have no idea at this point when that will be done, but other than that they have no new test scheduled for today as of right now. We will know more as he becomes more awake and when the ventilator comes out. For now there's no time frame on when he will be out of the ICU.
Today we got results from the MRI, the test shows that he should be doing a little better than how he is. They ran another CT and seen no new changes, so that was good. He is struggling to regain any movement that's voluntary and follow instructions.They plan on putting in a central line (in his neck) to make giving medicine and drawing blood easier. They hope to be able to remove the ventilator tube tomorrow if he starts to respond better on his own.
Timmy has had a stoke due to a blood clot in his left brain. The clot came from his heart from an abnormal heart rhythm call Atrial Fibrillation. He got a clot-busting drug called TPA in the Greeley hospital before he was transported via flight for life to Swedish medical center where he had surgery to pull the rest of the clot out. He is on a breathing machine now and we won't know the prognosis of his stroke for at least a few days.
He is getting an eeg currently which could take up to 24 hours to get the results.
We will be updating his progress as we get information. This is going to be a long process and there could be long breaks of time where we cannot update. We are all praying and hoping for the best. We appreciate any and all prayers and support... thank you all!