I really feel like Ted turned a corner today. The nurses managed to have him weaned off oxygen by lunchtime. He now has oxygen saturations of about 90 – 94% in room air. Excellent result.
Unfortunately he did have to have an invasive blood test which distressed him a lot but the good news is that the doctors were pleased with the result.
After three failed attempts to mobilise Ted we were stunned when he suddenly stood up off the little craft chair and took a step. There was no stopping Ted as he walked with the remote control car whizzing alongside. Chest drains and all!
After lunch Ted had some sedation for a very painful removal of his left pleural drain. While it was distressing for us to watch him, he has no memory of it. Phew!
Later he did some more physiotherapy to help re inflate his lungs. He actually likes blowing “milkshake bubbles”.
This evening Ted had a chest X-ray to make sure everything was ok after the drain removal. He really thought the skeleton sign was hilarious.
So far this was Ted’s best day.
Teri Cooper said:
So great to see the little chap smiling. What an ordeal he has been through, and it’s not over yet, but we are so pleased to hear you say he’s turned the corner. He is a star.
Love Teri & Kaylene xx
Thank you so much for taking the time to keep us all updated. Look at that smile! What a warrior. Sending love to you all.
Melanie Jewell said:
So great to hear Ted’s progressing well and I love the picture of him with the crazy skeleton!
Sandy Little said:
It’s so lovely to see him smiling. Such good news on your day today, even though it had it’s low points, it’s good hear it was his best so far. Love Sandy & Peter xo
Jan Brandon said:
Great to see him looking so good in the ‘skeleton pic’ rosy cheeks and a great smile too, 😊 “Well done Super Ted” 💖
Oh I’m so pleased to hear that 🙂
Good on him little Ninja !!!
Sleep all well sweet family.
He is amazing. An absolute superhero.
Keep it up Teddy. We’re cheering for you🎉
Joanne Crisp said:
Go Ted. Awesome update!! Xxxxx
So happy to see Teddy’s smile. Awesome update indeed. And well done to Andrea for thinking of the remote control car.. Good work Drea!!! Keep up the awesome recovery Teddy!! xxxx
Andrea Clayton said:
Oh wow – you must feel so triumphant after the past week. I love seeing his handsome smile.
Natalie Brook said:
Oh wow so good to hear this positive news & see him smiling. Go Ted! 🙂
Anna and Freya said:
So great to hear this news and see him smiling. Really happy for you all x
90-94%! Amazing! Hurray for turning a corner!
Joanne Rose said:
Charlie sends big smiles, she was very happy to hear Teddy was out of bedand playing with his new car. Great to hear he is progressing well.