We have made it home safe and sound. Chance was moved out of ICU on Saturday afternoon to a regular room. In our visit with the Neurosurgeon late Saturday night we were told he could go home yesterday. Although there was no change in his 4th CT scan, the doctor allowed him to be discharged since all neuro signs are good. I'd prefer to have heard "the blood is being absorbed and it's looking good", but hopefully happen with time. I spent the night with him on Saturday night and he had many visitors that afternoon and evening. Thanks to everyone who made the journey. Chance is blessed with the best employer and co-workers anyone could ask for... they are like family and I can't imagine not having that support in our lives.
Dad left this morning at 4:30 to fly back to Chicago - thank you Bayn for taking him to the airport. Dad, thanks for dropping everything for us.
My patient had a rough night. I think he got used to those hospital beds that raise and lower at the head and knees. Or maybe it's that he was hoping I'd wake him every hour to take his blood pressure and ask "Do you know where you are?" and shine a bright light in his eyeballs.
I think the biggest challenge ahead will be keeping him from over-doing it. I might need to put him on a short leash. We are both totally exhausted and I can't think of anything else to tell you... except thank you. Thank you for the prayers, the emails, the phone calls, the text messages, the notes in our mailbox, the food (and cookies and candy), the helmet, the
dirt bike magazines, none went unnoticed and all were appreciated.
We will go back to the hospital for a CT scan in 2 weeks and schedule follow-up visits with the Neurosurgeon, we are praying that he will continue to heal and be back to normal in no time.
Okay, I have to go check on my patient... thanks again for all your love and support!!