I was lured away by Marie-Laure who came down from Cincinnati and Sarah D. who flew in from Virginia for good food and very good wine on Saturday night. The fellow this week, Rachel, and Iain's nurse, Daniel, who were on duty during the day colluded to persuade Iain it would be a marvelous idea for him to allow me to have a night off. It was very sweet as they all trooped in to tell him how they were all going to take care of him - like they don't anyway! As you know these doctors and nurses are incredible. On Friday night Dr. Sandeep signed out of his service then played 45 minutes of Xbox with Iain and was soundly trounced.
In the end, Iain did not have the greatest night but he made great strides today being off the ventilator for 5 hours, walking twice and taking a trip in the wheelchair to the garden. He looked really good and gave out those rare but totally beatific smiles that light up a room. This week's medical goal is to figure out what to do about the pneumothoraces as when they try to reduce the suction from the two chest tubes, the pneumothoraces grow larger. Another goal, is to start catching up on some of the maths he has missed. I am not entirely sure if Iain was as quite convinced as we were of the necessity of that type of rehab.