Okay. I’m buckled in for what will be both a busy and exciting day. It’s jam-packed with activities from start to finish. I am so happy that Ryan had a restful night ahead of all this. He’ll certainly need it.
The day already began hours ago with Ryan getting his hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT). Dr. Hinkle, a.k.a. the nicest man in the world, will be arriving shortly to check Ryan’s eyes. Then it’s on to therapies. My plan is to keep the same intensity, but build in a couple of extra hours to let Ryan rest this afternoon. The only hitch is the IV line is getting switched out today and it’s happening — you guessed it — this afternoon. So I’ll just need to roll with it to find the best period for some down time.
Even given the best use of time I see no way that Ryan will be in bed for the night before eleven o’clock. With IBRF coming late this afternoon (or early evening) I’ll need to push back tonight’s ninety minute HBOT session. You know, now that I think about it, we could be looking at after midnight to wrap it all up.
Eighteen hour days are not uncommon for me. Fact is, they’re typical. Still, this isn’t usually the case for Ryan. I like to keep him around sixteen hours out-of-bed, working in regular breaks throughout the day (after mid-day). My concern is he will be agitated tonight from over-stimulation, but I suppose there’s just as good a chance he will be so exhausted that he’ll just rest soundly.