Sunday, July 7, 2013
An Update From James
Dear supporters, James here updating from the hospital. Things have improved dramatically since the last update. I am no longer nauseated, nor am I suffering from dystonia. I am back up to my goal rate of tube feeds, so my nutrition is much better. I am receiving medication through my nasal tube. Adena and I have made trips out of the hospital room with the help of our nurses. My tracheotomy is corked, and I am off the ventilator. I am only on 0.5 litres of oxygen through nasal prongs. I am optimistic and I am looking forward to the coming week. It looks like I am going to be moved to the step down unit where I hope to make further strides towards getting out of the hospital. I am able talk and get dressed without running out of breath. I am wearing real clothes instead of a hospital gown. I am feeling very emotional these days, and although my memory is very spotty, a lot of moments are coming back to me from the previous year is hospital. I am filled with love for my wife and family, and everyone who has helped me to get to this point. Thank you all for reading, and I will keep updating in the future. xoxo, James.