The leadership of our country just changed hands and Rudy isn’t too interested. I tried to talk him through all the significant patriotic moments explaining that one day he will stand with his hand over his heart during the National Anthem, etc…but he simply opened his eyes sleepily, looked into my eyes and fell back to sleep. I guess those are life lessons for another day.
Today is a day of rest for Rudy. Dr. Robert is back on the floor this week and he has postponed the stomach-contrast test and the NJ tube insertion because Rudy has developed a low-grade fever and his white blood cell count has doubled so it is likely he is fighting an infection. He is back on antibiotics and the order is to rest. In the meantime, his vent settings will stay put and they’ll continue to hold off on his feeds. So, we have a low-key day after all…I’ll drop an update later.