Thursday, January 24, 2008

Without a Trach...

This morning I went to visit David for a few hours. He was in good spirits, but still complaining about being stuck in the hospital and wanting to sneak out. The trauma team was there on their rounds, removed his trach and bandaged the stoma. He's able to talk a little more easily, but it's pretty breathy and fragmented. The stoma (the hole from the trach) will heal on it's own, without sutures, within a few days.

He'll have the next surgery to revise the amputation tomorrow. Either tonight or tomorrow he'll be moved out of the ICU and into a step-down unit. His first phone call was to his mom in Oregon. I put my cell phone on speaker phone and they had a short, but emotional talk. He keeps asking for phone books so he can call people when he's bored. But after about two hours of visiting, he started drifting off for a nap. I'll be back over this afternoon, and will report any updates as they come.

1 comment:

West Point Woodcarvers said...

David, I had an incredible visit with Elder Dickson, on Wednesday. He brought me your well wishes. I love you Brother! I'm praying for your quick recovery and looking forward to the day when I can express that love for you in person. I received a priesthood blessing from my father who said "Look for the Lord's Hand in this my son". My heart hangs on his words of comfort and blessing. I am slowly mending the wound within and know that it can only be healed by the Power of the Atonement, Infinite and Eternal. I love you David Watson, I love your family and friends and pray for strength for us all.

Love Bruce Koster