Yesterday wasn’t a very positive day as Russ didn’t wake at all and was sedated again as he required an endoscopy on his lungs. It seems to be a small step forward and a tinier one back each day and is very frustrating for everyone waiting for him to come to the surface.
I gather today has been another step forward as Russ was definitely responding to stimuli and had his eyes opened and attempted a couple of smiles.
Tomorrow he is having a tracheotomy fitted to assist his badly damaged lungs with breathing as it’s anticipated that the ventilator down his trachea will no longer be tolerated as he draws near to full consciousness. For this procedure he will need to be sedated again and this in turn might cause another couple of days of drowsiness.
On a positive Dani is drawing alot of strength from everyone’s visits. My other sister Sam and her husband Billy were out over the weekend as was the stalwart that is Dan White and his lovely family and also the great Dr Gerry! Russ’s parent’s Bob and Di continue their vigil along with my mum Jenni. Today Dani and mum have taken Amber to the zoo in Toulon between visits to the hospital, Amber is coping amazingly but I know she will really be looking forward to seeing Lily when they fly back to London on Thursday.
The lovely Chrissie Marty has just sent the below this evening which is really encouraging!
OMG! It was so lovely to see everyone. Dani, as you know is just amazing!