Iain's Opening Day

Iain was off the floor in the teen lounge today especially opened for him.  He batted and pitched and a good time was had by all.  No beer though or hot dogs.  Unfortunately, he is still not eating and nothing is appealing to him even the thought of his favourite foods such as ribs and for which St. Louis is famous. So the NG tube remains as does the trach.  However, Iain has had his first 31 hours completely off the ventilator (he has only been on the ventilator at night for the last ten days)  This is marvelous and he also did 8 minutes on the treadmill yesterday.  We are finally seeing the improvement over his pre-transplant state.  He is walking much faster and for longer than he could before. We see the condo at the end of the tunnel.  I do not want to jinx it by giving a tentative date; it will not be next week or but .......


  • Karl Pendergast

    Like I said, Kingman was a little school girl by comparison...

  • lisapendergast

    Great photo Iain! So happy to see this photo and read about your amazing progress. What a gift for your Mom....if you know what I mean. ;) hee hee

  • Prices of Penshaw

    Hi Iain. Great news and I like the photo of you holding an american baseball stick! It seems to be quite affective for keeping the nurses away. Glad to see your Mum and Dad have started their tunnel to the condo and are doing a better tunneling job than we are over here. Our effort to dig across the Atlantic has hit a major barrier. The BBC film crew who going to make the documentary of our epic journey, need to take their outside broadcast and catering trucks. So the tunnel will have to be a bit bigger. Also the wheelbarrow has a flat tyre, so sadly I think we will have to cancel our tunnel and you will have to use the one to the condo. Aunty Win is a bit upset as she was half way through making the sandwiches to last us the 422 years and 16 days (including holidays). Oh well I know what I am having for my tea. To end on a good note the battery in the torch still works! Takecare everyone and keep up the good work.

  • Young Schwemm family

    This is amazing progress! You look great, Iain!

  • susan muir

    Looks like you had some fun. Shame about the "no beer, no hot dogs" policy - what kind of hospital restricts that?! Never mind, with the progress you're making, you can jet back to the UK in November and celebrate legally in the pub. None of that over 21 nonsense here. Well done on all the obstacles you've overcome and all the hard work you're putting in.

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