Slowly but surely things are on the improve although the pain remains. It certainly was a Good Friday when his Neutraphils went from 0.5 to 5, and then hopped up to 10 yesterday. An increase in Neutraphils will give his body a better chance to fight off infection and assist in repairing his body, especially the ulcers lining his mouth and gastrointestinal tract. Once these have repaired it is hoped he will be in less pain.
They have taken him off one lot of antibiotics, with 4 remaining and as the week progresses it is hoped he will come off those along with the oxygen and Special K and Morphine. As you can see from the pic below, it’s a puzzle of leads for the nurses to work through with the daily change over of his leads from his Central Line with all of the feeds and medication which take a good 45 minutes each afternoon.
The beautiful nurse Emma, pictured above provided a special opportunity yesterday afternoon for my first hug with Ed in over a week. It would be an understatement to say it was an emotional though beautiful afternoon on the pink recliner cuddling Ed whilst he slept blissfully on my chest for 4 hours or so. He appeared to be the most settled he had been all day.
I dare say we would have stayed longer on the pink lounge had the bar opened for Happy Hour cocktails!
Flirting with the nurses
And providing the entertainment
Something I think he’s going to be doing for the rest of his life.