Friday, February 5, 2010


February 5, 2010

Mark has been moved to a regular room on the oncology floor. GOODBYE ICU!!!

Everything is moving along beautifully. Mark is getting stronger every single day, his lungs are getting progressively better, his white blood cell count is in the low 20's, he's eating solid food again, and isn't on any pain killers or goofballs of any kind!!!

They transported him to the new room by bringing a "regular" bed to his ICU room, and moving him that way...and Mark tipped the hospital transport guys when they dropped him off...cuz that's how he rolls.


His new room number is TN672

I slept next to him last night, and while he didn't sleep a whole lot, he was peaceful and comfortable (and I caught him reading through the blog in the middle of the night too, which I think finally exhausted him after seeing how long winded all of my posts are. HA!). I can't describe how lovely it was to sleep next to him again, holding his hand all night. Personally, I slept like a baby for the first time in a while. His pulse ox the whole night hovered in the mid 90's. When I got up and left for work this morning, he was at 100 for his pulse ox...(AWESOME!!!!)

Today's goals:
-Physical & Occupational therapy (strength building, i.e. sitting, standing, etc)
-Solid foods
-Campath shot
-Chest xray
-Blood count watch


Now everybody together, on the count of three, 1-2-3....EXHALE!!!

Love to you all,
-Leslie (& Mark)