The charge nurse has been talking to us about discharge on Saturday. They say it depends on the echocardiogram coming back okay. The X-ray of his lungs was clear (yahoo!)
We have to learn to insert and test NG tube placement, administer tube feedings, administer medications, pack and clean his incision, recognize signs of respiratory/cardiac distress.
I am still feeling both hopeful and unprepared. The house is not set up and our first attempt to insert the NG tube may have been in the lungs. This freaks me out.
Anyway, he nursed 66g tonight (up from 50g this afternoon). Sorry this is so short I am starving. I am forgetting to eat and do basic things like clean my teeth. Tonight I am using my birthday present to give myself a hand spa. You don't want to know the details but it involves parafin wax and heat and watching TV.