Steven has done really well this morning. He ate some cereal for breakfast and lunch and they just started him on oral pain meds. He got into a little trouble with the pain pump this morning because once they stopped the continuous iv pain meds, he would forget to push the pump and then get into trouble because he got behind the pain. Since he is keeping food down and eating and drinking, we decided to switch to the oral meds.
This afternoon he was watching a movie and he couldn't keep his eyes open. My dad snapped this picture on his phone of Steven holding his eye open. At one point he was doing it with both eyes--it was funny.
The physical therapist just stopped by and she helped Steven stand up by the side of the bed three times and then helped him into a chair. He is in a chair right now and playing the Ipad.
He has been touching his foot, lifting his legs, moving his toes. His foot looks pink. He's not a fan of the bandage and wants it off, but of course that isn't an option. He needs to use the crutches for 50 feet and go up and down 6 stairs before he meets his PT goals.
So that is the news from the hospital. Thanks for the comments and emails and facebook notes. You guys are the greatest!