Friday December 29, 2017

It was 24 degrees, sunny, and breezy when I took Colin out at 7:45.

While I was visiting with Bob yesterday the PT came in. She does a great job spending a good thirty minutes with him. She has him do a wide variety of arm and leg exercises. I took two squeeze balls down last week. She has him reach for those and then toss them alternately with left and right hands back to her. She is also helping him sit up on the side of the bed. He is very weak but she pushes him to do “one more”.
The lung and throat secretion issues are slowly getting better.
I had a question about Colin during Bob’s absence. For the first couple of weeks he would go out to the garage to look for him when I left and came back home. Now, I imagine, he just figures he went some where and will be back sometime.

Monday December 25, 2017

It was 19 degrees, sunny, and windy when I took Colin out at 7:30.

I was down to see Bob yesterday. He was about the same though the doctor did take out the right side chest tube while I was there. He still has the large trach and left side chest tubes.

I want to let you know I always mention names and tell him you are pulling for him. You also know he has never liked the Christmas holiday and comes up with several anti-Santa devices. I will say no more except last night we had 45 mph winds so he blew right past us.

Sunday December 24, 2017

It was 36 degrees, partly cloudy, and calm when I took Colin out at 7:30.
Frances and Al visited Bob yesterday afternoon. His bed was in the chair position. He was alert and interactive with them. The nurse on duty had not seen him for a week and said she thought he had improved a lot since then. The doctors have not replaced the large trach tube with a smaller one yet.