Monday morning and all is going well. Yesterday, I didn't thinks so. He was moved from the ICU to a "regular" isolation room where the staff is a little less responsive and a little less willing to take my word for things. The main example was that the doctor had told the ICU nurses that he had to get up and walk..told Brian.."okay you've got to get your but out of this chiar often every day" but that message failed to get made in the form of a formal order. The ICU nurses didn't get around to it because he was going to be moved and the new nurses refused to help him get up because there was no written order and because they needed physical therapy guy to say so. But no physical therapy is available on the weekends. They pretty much ignored my pleas to help him get up and walk so I move into bossy mode (just short of bitchy) to pretty tmuch no effect. Brian counteracts my effect on the staff by being cute and charming. Nonetheless they weren't too happy with him because he got up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. Since he had to unplug himself from evreything, that set off alarms and brought staff running.
Today, the pt guy did come, walked with Brian and walker for maybe 50 or 60 feet. He did well but is now exhausted. I'm now trying to be charming myself and mostly succeeding. Beter for Brian that way. Brian says hi to all . More later. Pat