We have surpassed twelve hours and although Rudy is struggling a bit right now he has been doing great all afternoon and evening. What a day today has been!! I’m excited but guarded…the first 24-48 hours will be the true test for Rudy but Dr. Rick was very optimistic when he checked on him this afternoon. The sparkling cider glasses were raised in celebration during afternoon rounds and then again at the nurses’ shift change this evening. Rudy has had a steady stream of well wishers come to see him all day…word spreads quick around here and, as always, it’s heartwarming to see the show of support among the staff!
There wasn’t any talk today of the next steps…all focus is on keeping Rudy off the ventilator. Please continue to pray to that end. It has been said before but I’ll say it again…Rudy is such a fighter and, boy, we sure will have our hands full when Rudy is finally able to come home! Bring it on, little man!!