Ryan’s temperature fell fast again last night. We wrapped him in heated blankets, scarfs, and a hoody. Ryan bottomed out at 95.1 ℉. This concerns us since the last time Ryan’s temperature went low, he was in the emergency room two days later. We will watch him even more closely over the next 48 hours in case this is a precursor to something bigger.
Yesterday was our first full day back home. I had Ryan up at dawn and he didn’t go back to bed until 9:00 PM. It was a day of finding and testing our routine again. Today we will continue to refine it.
It is always a challenge to decide the best way to use the 24 hours each day. So, I suppose, the refinement to his schedule never really ends. We actively look for efficiencies in each aspect of his day. Since I hate “trade-offs”, my mind is mostly in high-gear mentally playing out what will give him the most benefit throughout the day.
This includes household chores too. What’s the best way to manage the laundry? What’s the quickest approach to mopping floors? How can the surfaces be sanitized the fastest? Well, you get the idea…
So, let the day begin!
The best part of the day, at least for me, was getting Ryan down on the mat. He was given a complete body/joint/muscle range-of-motion. The efforts to keep him mobile while in ICU clearly paid off. He is just as limber now as before the hospital stay.