Where

- home
- wiki
- moblog
- about
- fun stuff
- dj
- dvds
- books
- recipes
- siteinfo


When

Who


Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /home/gblake/include/blogroll.class.php on line 40
Powered by Bloglines

< bye-bye ventilator | Main | moving right along... >

April 18, 2005

vertical -- for a minute...

hi everybody, here's the latest on greg from his mom... it's all really good news!

they continue to remove tubes and lines from him and have cut down on the number of times a day they're doing bloodwork, etc. he's not using a lot of oxygen and is breathing pretty much on his own.

the big news of the day is that greg stood up today with the assistance of cool hospital technology! the bed he's in becomes chair-shaped. once they got him into this position, they lowered the bed so his feet touched the floor. then, all he had to do was stand up against another support machine and he was able to lift his legs up and down and stand for about a minute. then, he sat back down... and conked out! :)

they're hoping to start him on physical therapy tomorrow and may move him to the 'step-down' unit (not ICU but not general hospital rooms) by wednesday. great progress!

greg's got his glasses back on and is much less overwhelmed than he was yesterday.

he is allowed receive cards in the mail. following is the address:

gregory blake
c/o brigham & women's hospital
75 francis st
boston, ma 02115


:) emily

Posted by emily at April 18, 2005 04:14 PM

Trackback Pings

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.ezoons.com/cgi-bin/MT/mt-tb.cgi/4327

Comments

Great News! Cool tech toy bed. When can we come visit?

Posted by: Jana [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 18, 2005 05:15 PM

Post a comment

LJ Users: You can now sign on via openID. Please enter the URL to your LiveJournal in the following space. For example, http://www.livejournal.com/users/yourLJnamehere.


Thanks for signing in, . Now you can comment. (sign out)

(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)


Remember me?