|Initial Small Room|
|Sam's oxygen tube|
|Gunk from Sam's nose|
|Playful Saturday afternoon|
Considering we were at a hospital, the food was actually pretty good. The best meal that we had was Saturday night. Their ham and pineapple pizza was pretty good. I should have taken a picture of that.
Sunday morning and afternoon, Sam was doing just as well as he had been doing on Saturday. The nurse was somewhat optimistic that Sam would be able to get out later that day, but didn't want to commit to it. Sam could only leave the hospital if his oxygen content (on room air) needed to be above 90% or
he could leave if he was on 1/2 L of oxygen per hour and keep his oxygen content up.
Sunday night, around 6, we received a call in our room from Sam's doctor and, since he was on 1/2 L of oxygen per hour and keep his oxygen content up, we were allowed to take Sam home and set up a visit from a respiratory therapist to check his oxygen over the next few days (awake and asleep). We packed up and got Sam into bed around 8pm. Brian promised to stay home on Monday so that we could get the house in order before he went back to work.
Sam did very well today. He was his playful self. We were able to use a nasal bulb to get more of the gunk out of his nose, but the quantity was greatly reduced. We received 4 tanks of oxygen this morning to cover him for the next couple of days.
We received a call to set up an appointment with the respiratory therapist to check his oxygen between noon and 2pm tomorrow.
We will continue to keep everyone up to date on his progress and when he will be able to go back to daycare.
Thank you so much for all of your worry and good wishes. They have really helped us get through this trying time.
P.S. I'll talk about the TMJ that I developed on Friday night another time. :(