Today Dick moved upstairs. It was late in the day when he, hopefully for the last time, left ICU. His nurse Chris had him walking in the hall two different times. Although it is still really exhausting for him, each day he grow stronger and is able to do more then the day before. Robert flew in from San Diego around noon and he and Richard were both around of the first LVAD training. Shawn our LVAD Co-coordinator taught me how to change Dick's dressing. I will have to practice daily to get this perfected, because they won't release Dick from the hospital till I pass the LVAD dressing test. There will be more training every day, teaching me everything I will need to know about the devise. Since this pump actually is circulating 90% of Dick’s blood, it is absolutely vital that we know everything about it.
After dinner Pat and Angie arrived from Omaha and are now in his room trying to keep him awake. The consistent problem for Dick has been not sleeping at night, so tonight we are trying a new technique, keep him awake till 10:00 PM and then let his clock get back on a normal schedule. Please pray that he can begin to sleep at night.
Speaking of sleep, I think it is about that time. Goodnight