Cord has slept for three nights now! The first night he only thrashed for an hour, but the last two nights - he went to bed and slept - like people do! He comes home smiling.
Thank goodness - let's hope it continues. His belt has no more loops left on it to tighten. He is working on the bedroom - he is enjoying it and after 'the roof incident' - he has been working mostly on the ground. He installed a couple of working windows he had stored away - the originals didn't open so this is an awesome upgrade.
Shelbel - our mighty-mighty friend - finished the walls yesterday - she is so good and fast and super upbeat and we love her so. She came 5 times and worked for a sammy and a cup of tea!
Today, on another absolutely beautiful day on the mountain - Cord trimmed in our bedroom with the leftover beetle kill. He wants to just go and go - I presented him with a smoothie - with lots of bananas. He is enjoying getting to work on our house - he is always building greenhouses and rarely has time. This allows him to work at whatever pace he can and I can tell that this is like therapy - he enjoys building and he gets to do it without any stress.
After being on the roof - he did have sore legs - he was rubbing his thighs but was glad for the muscle improvement - it's hard to spend 9 days in the hospital - you lose muscle so fast.
He is weighing himself every day - and taking his blood pressure and his oxygen level. The home nurse has been coming - she is very helpful - but scared of bees - which means she jumps occasionally. :)
He's managing his meds - it's getting easier I think and he's getting used to a routine. Every afternoon at 3 - I have a cup of tea and this is when he needs to take a pill so I help him remember with that one. Otherwise, he is on it.
I have no doubt that in a month or two, when he gets another ECHO to see if his heart function has improved, anything better than 10% will be terrific - his numbers are going to be outstanding and once his heart is over 35-40% - he can carry on without the Life Vest. So that's what I'm asking for - that it all goes as planned and he continues to improve.
Here's some pics of our bedroom - on a high-speed build - Shelbel even told me about a paint sale in Canon City and I saved $20 per gallon - what a score! We have just the floor to go.
Oh and by the way - to our snowy friend way up north, thanks to you Annie - the ceiling is gorgeous! I can't wait to lie in bed and look at the beetle kill patterns in the wood - it's way beyond our wildest dreams!
Love on the wind to you all,