May 26 Update

The nurses said this morning that Brandon had an uneventful night last night, which is good. The surgeon came in first thing and was able to tell Brandon what he told us yesterday about accomplishing what he set out to do with the surgery. Brandon’s still very tired, and they started “picking on” him this morning. They brought the breathing machine for him to blow into to clear his lungs, and that makes him cough. Although that’s what he needs to do to clear the fluid from his lungs, it’s definitely not comfortable for him. Physical therapy came in this afternoon and sat him up at the side of the bed for about 10 minutes. After that, he did stand and took 2 steps. All the movement caused his blood pressure to drop, and he was pretty dizzy. They expected pressure would drop like that the first time getting up. So all in all, not the most fun day for Brandon, but he’s making progress. We were told he will feel better in 3 days than he did in 3 hours. And he will feel better in 3 weeks than he did in 3 days. It’s a slow process, but every hour and every day is a step in the right direction.

 

3 thoughts on “May 26 Update”

  1. Thanks for the posts on Brandon’s surgery and post-op progress. I absolutely LOVE the pictures with these posts! Brandon is blessed to have such a beautiful and loving family. I started a novena in today with Brandon in mind. This is a nine day prayer – a powerful plea for light and strength and love. My thoughts and prayers are with my dear friend, Kristen, daily. One step at a time, Brandon. You are in good hands. Many Blessings!!

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