Ruben’s been doing great today, slowly weaning off of respirator help and meds. The pace is like molasses – but it’s working – each time they turn a dial or press a down arrow, he ‘tolerates’ beautifully.
He’s still deeply sedated (because he’s intubated) but he can move now. So, he’s been wiggling today – or dancing, as the doctors say. Even though it’s an odd, drugged-up dance that he dances mainly when he is uncomfortable … it’s immensely reassuring to see him move.
We think they might might start to give him breastmilk this evening (through a tube to his intestines), fingers crossed.
Sometimes we watch little clips of Ruben because we miss him so much …. thought we’d share one with you.
Hope you all are doing well in your lives. What’s new out there?