Brinkley's nurse met me at the door of the PCICU this morning. She couldn't wait for me to see the outfit that she had put on him. (He has not worn clothes since Thursday the 6th.) I scrubbed in and walked over to his bed to find this:
He looked very cute in the Christmas PJ's that she picked out for him. She told me that one of the chest tubes came out over night. It was insinuated that he may have played a part in the removal of that tube. (He is perfecting his lasso skills.) She anticipates that the external pacemaker lines will be removed tomorrow when the surgeon returns from his vacation. Those lines as well as the line going into his groin have to be removed before we can handle him or move out of ICU. His lung x rays continue to improve and he has a productive cough that is helping to break up the junk in his lungs. He should move upstairs to a private room tomorrow or Tuesday.
It is an understatement to say that we were excited to hear that we are so close to moving on up!