Sorry about the long break between posts. It has been a great week and there is a lot to catch everyone up on.
Tuesday through Thursday Bruce needed to have his lung inflated. They had him breath through a by-pap which is like breathing with 100 mph wind velocity hitting you in the face. The by-pap filled his torso with air. This made Bruce look 11 months pregnant. He didn't like that! He lung is still deflated and he has the beginning stages of pneumonia with fluid in lungs. Thankfully there is not any infection in the lungs.
The pancreas and liver work together and the doctors don't know why his are not functioning properly. It could be the by-pap pushed too much air into his torso bruising the organs or it was an overdose of narcotic pain killers. They're working on it. He has a blood clot in his right leg but that's not a concern. At the time of surgery an umbrella screen was placed to block blood clots so they can't travel to a major organ and cause problems. Bruce is also still carrying a low grade fever.
Thursday night Bruce became and angel without wings. He finally got his halo. Carolyn asked him how he felt and he said, "like nuts and bolts." With assistance Bruce is able to spend a little time sitting up with his feet hanging over the side of his bed.
As soon as his organs are working properly, Bruce will be moved to intermediate care.
Thanks for your prayers.