I just have time for a quick post as I had a hard time putting Rudy back in the bed so I can make the drive home. At nine this morning, we broke through the “20 barrier” as the ventilator rate was turned down to 18. He’s been handling it well–alert for long stretches, sleeping peacefully while breathing comfotably and maintaining a good level of oxygen saturation. As many have told us they pray for Rudy every night after they get the blog e-mail around 9pm, you might remember that this is also when a vent step comes so you can pray specifically for Rudy to continue the good progress he’s making.
As hard as it is to leave Rudy when I just want to keep on cheering him on, I’m going to go get Wilson the two dozen Diddy Reese cookies I promised him and then make it home in time for some basketball with Max before dark. It’s back to school tomorrow. Not sure how much this will be celebrated at our house tonight.