Last couple of days have been physically and mentally draining. I can't wish this hardship on anyone. My body has held up pretty well from everything as best as I can tell. I've got some heavily bruised track marks in my arms so I may to push off any formal gala invitations for a couple of months. (Trying here). I have found that my glowing ET finger (from its connected pulse/oxygen sensor) makes a pretty suitable bed urinal night light so for for those with frequent bathroom breaks at night and potential sleep apnea, it could be a good tool for you.
Now, let me start apologizing. I have kept my phone off nearly this whole time because it's hard for me to deal with everything as is. I do try to FaceTime my kids (and try not to scare them when I do). I've not been getting much sleep so I've been grumpy to my family especially my wife which I apologize profusely for. I know what I'm going through but I know she has to glue our whole family together and still deal with me, a superwoman feat. She's been doing great!
Naturally, I need to thank the outpouring of support of every type. We read all messages even if we don't respond. I know on the Homefront the meals have helped alleviate stress, and your generous contribution certainly makes me focus more on my recovery and worry less about bills / insurance / parking / meals, etc.
As of today, I was able to get out of bed yesterday evening and walk an early lap around the ICU. Apparently people take way longer to respond as favorably (toot toot). There is currently a "red light code" which means all available beds are at 100% capacity. If a bed becomes available today up on 6 BLES, they will likely move me. This would be great because the ICU care, while excellent, is high touch and monitor but I feel like I need a solid nights sleep.
As of 6am this morning, that's the update I have.
My many thanks again for continued prayers, outreach, and support.
Lovingly - The Figther