Today wasn’t as good as yesterday was for Brandon. Being in the hospital isn’t conducive to good sleep, and last night was one of those nights where he couldn’t get enough hours of continuous sleep. The morning started out equally frustrating. The halls were crowded with delivery carts, medical equipment and other patients walking when he tried to take his walks, which made it hard to maneuver the IV stand he has to walk with. He tried to nap early in the day and was interrupted by medical staff five times in one hour. Every time he dozed off, someone else would come in. It’s hard to imagine the disappointment he felt when he felt worse physically today than he did yesterday. We are hoping he gets some good sleep tonight and rebounds.
There were a couple of bright spots in the day though. He was transitioned to a “real food” diet. He can order anything he wants from the hospital menu now. And Kristen took him for a walk to the lobby so he could step outside and breath the fresh air for a minute. It’s been almost a week since he’s been able to do that.
His kidney values are still going up, but the increase today wasn’t as much as the increases of the last two days, so we hope that means they will level off and then go back down soon. That’s what the nephrologist is expecting.
Please hold good thoughts that tomorrow will be a better day! We appreciate all of you continuing to check in on Brandon. He does read your comments and is very moved that so many care so much about him!