Sunday, October 18, 2009

Weekend Update

The orthopedic doctor performed surgery on Josh's wrist on Friday. This is the second surgery on Josh's wrist. He spent the night in the PACU (Post anesthesia care unit).

Yesterday, Josh was moved back to the surgical ward. He had a slight fever yesterday that was treated by Tylenol and ice packs. The doctors also took cultures to see if there was any infection from the wrist surgery. The medical staff took x-rays of Josh's chest (I believe it was to check and see the Thoracic spine).

Today, Josh's breathing is strengthening. He is performing breathing "exercises" hourly. His pain level has decreased from previous days.

He has been back and forth on accepting visitors. It is hard for him due to his state of vunerability and difficulty for him to have conversations.