At the end of the day
Posted by Oli on Wednesday 21st November, 2007
Well, it’s about 11:15pm and we’re exhausted.
Oli has been an absolute hero today. After leaving theatre and being in the Intensive Therapy Unit by 7am we expected to see a very sound asleep chap for most of today and for the next few days. We were pretty wrong, as always, Oli likes to make an impact and boy did he make a great start. After lunch Oli’s big bro and I came back from a dash back to Milton Keynes to pick up a few mislaid essentials to find that he was already off the ventilator and breathing on his own with his new lungs, words can’t describe how wonderful and amazing it was to hear those words. He then followed suit by talking more throughout the day, taking sips of water and transferring from an oxygen mask to nasal specs.
I’m sure this guy is super-human.
However, it is important to recognise that we are still very much in the early days and anything can happen. He has achieved so much today, all down to his own strength and determination (maybe the doctors and nurses and other medical type people can take a little credit!), we need to acknowledge the achievement today but see each new day as another step, hopefully in a forwards direction.
If you would like to send a card, details will follow very shortly. The same for info about any gifts you may wish to send. Watch this space…
Apologies for the slowness of updates, I’m managing to write them each night but internet access is very limited, please trust that I am updating as soon as I can log on.