Sitting back in the icu, same room as before ironically enough! Joel is resting. The nausea he had immediately following, came from his blood pressure being high. A very common thing after a portion of your brain has been removed. Thanks to some medications, we are now back within a healthy range.
Joel is breathing on his own! He moves his left toes well, with some movement in his left hand. The first thing he asked for was me!
All around he looks ok. He has a large bandage on the right side of his head, as well as a drain. He has multiple IVs, and arterial line to monitor his blood pressures, and the usual monitors. His movements have been purposeful. His speech slow but clear. He is oriented to where he is. At this point no one except me is seeing him. This is a combined choice from Dr, staff and Joel. (and myself)
When the brain is insulted it requires two things. Sleep and time. So again, we take it day by day. This tumor was quite massive.
Please continue to pray. We still do not know what we are looking at. But we praise God because I still have my husband AND he is moving all extremities. The ICU is very busy tonight. I must say its a bit odd being a family member. Not that I was not compassionate before, but wow its hard to be a spouse of a critically ill husband. His blood pressure is down, and the meds are now turned off. He is sleeping beautifully and appears comfortable.
We will know more tomorrow. Tonight I am relieved and thankful. I am so thankful.