Busy, busy, busy…training and practice continue as Rudy keeps working on his feeds. His status was upgraded to “floor status” in the ICU which means the nurses check his vitals every few hours instead of every hour and leave most of the treatment care up to me (and Rolf when he comes over the weekend). Yet another step toward home…please pray he doesn’t spike any last minute fevers or develop any last minute infections. Rudy has one more day left on his antibiotics…when he finishes the cycle, they’ll be able to pull his subclavian line (the last line to go) and all other meds will be transitioned to oral doses. I’m praying an infection doesn’t pop up once he is off the antibiotics. He took a bottle for three of his feeds today…the rest were through his g-tube. Right now it takes him about an hour to finish a feeding…the team would like to get it down to 30 minutes ultimately. It’ll take a while for Rudy to learn to eat that quick – it’s an issue of conditioning at this point. So, there will be quite a bit of work to do at home to help Rudy reach many goals…gotta get to work on that “master list” of “to dos”. Old habits die hard!