Iain had a couple of milestones today with all of the remaining chest tubes removed and being taken off the continuous dialysis. There seems to have been a bit of clearing around the lungs on the X-ray and they have been able to turn down some of the settings on the ventilator. He was still fairly out of it until later this afternoon when John was trying to persuade me to go to eat. I did not want to go as it appeared Iain was stirring. John said it was fine as Iain was not compes mentis so I told Iain what John had said and then asked him to squeeze my hand if he was indeed compes mentis and you know what? He obviously squeezed my hand and we got a tiny little smirk. Later he managed to keep his eyes open for several seconds at a time for Olivia on face-time and then Simon and the Prakashs in California were treated to a little wave.
John and I were treated to a lovely lunch and dinner brought in by Steph's cousin Vanessa who lives in St. Louis which was lovely as the hospital food takes a huge nose dive at the weekends. Last week we managed to avoid hospital food a few times as my sister Sonia prepared food to bring in while she was here. This saved us from the daily choice of fried food, different fried food or soup and salad. Strange that they have so few healthy choices for a children's hospital.
Tomorrow is the bronchoscopy and biopsy in the OR if they deem him stable enough.