So here we are, two weeks gone since the accident.
Lenny did not get moved to a new hospital today. My company is in the process of changing insurance providers and they won't move him until they have the new insurance information, so they will talk to me about it again on Monday.
Today was a good day for Lenny as far as the vent is concerned. He was off the vent this afternoon for 1 hour and 40 minutes, and when we visited him tonight he was off it again. We were allowed in at 8:30 and he had already been off for 30 minutes, they are trying for 2 hours. His oxygen level was 100% which is FANTASTIC and we need him to stay above 91% so he is doing great! Other then the vent trials they are doing there was not much change today. He was sleeping for our first two visits, and for the evening and night visit he was asking about the Lakers again. At halftime when we were there the Lakers were up, but watching it right this second Lakers are down by one, WOO HOO, Gasol assists Bryant to take the lead. 0.5 to go.....hold on while I watch the rest.....YEAH LAKERS WIN ROUND ONE! Now I will call the nurse so they will tell Lenny. They laugh when I call for such funny reasons, but Lenny will love that news! So back to Lenny, he is progressing well day by day and I am hoping he is off that ventilator in the next week!
I have tried to focus on moving past the scary feelings I have had for the past two weeks and look forward towards the rehabilitation plans. Now I need to focus on the changing of hospitals, when I can take him back to California, where we will place him, getting things ready for him to come home, getting a wheelchair, building a ramp, and on and on and on. It is kind of nice to have other things to plan. Tomorrow I am going to start working on the quotes to get him home to California. The problem with getting them is I don't know how much care he will need during the trip, but at least I can get some idea on who might be the best company to go with. I am also fortunate that someone I work with knows someone that works for a transport company. We are so lucky in so many ways.
Today I received another letter in the mail, and I was sent roses from my old high school friend that lives here in Phoenix that has been so wonderful. Another old friend that I haven't talked to years sent me some old memorabilia that would make me smile and the newspaper article from Lake Havasu. I can't tell you how lucky Lenny and I are to have all of you in our lives. I hope to be able to return all this love to each and every one of you someday, but until then please know that all of you that take the time to check on Lenny by reading this blog will always hold a special place in my heart. I am going to have a HUGE gathering once Lenny is all better and please know that everyone will be invited, old friends, new friends, everyone.
Tomorrow Yiyi goes home so she can go to the doctor and take care of her home. It has been so wonderful that she has been here with me for the past two weeks. We have gone through this together, and thanks to Gary handling everything we made it through. They will be back soon though, but I am hoping we are coming there before they have to come here.
Now we look toward the future and the rehabilitation, next item on the checklist - Off the ventilator.
Until tomorrow night - Love, Nancy