My campaign to free Evan's foot was successful. The nurse tried flushing the IV this morning and it was not working. We had to wait for final approval from the cardiologist before removing it to see if he wanted to try and save it. luckily he was on the side of removing it so that he could walk and be more active. Evan was not thrilled with the removal process but soon he was excited about his improved mobility. His first steps were rather wobbly but he quickly became more steady as the day wore on.
We had another visit from Harry, my husband and my mother-in-law. I used their arrival as a chance to get out for a nice walk in the sunshine. I am very glad that this hospital is in a nice neighborhood. It makes getting out a more pleasant experience. I love looking at all of the old Victorian houses that line the streets.
Evan is having potassium level issues because of the diuretics he is on. He had to get it supplemented orally which sucked big time because it is a horrible tasting medicine. I gave Evan sips of water with it to help with the taste and then brushed his teeth after. That was one time that I wish he had not removed his g-tube. He will have to get his blood drawn later tonight to check his levels again.
Tomorrow Evan will have an echocardiogram to see how things are looking in his heart. After that will be more playing and healing. Things are looking to be on track for us leaving on Wednesday.