11 July 2012 | Kingston, Ontario
The view from the sun room on the 7th floor over looks Lake Ontario. Its hard to tell if Al likes going there for his walks. Some times we see kite borders. Very fun to watch.
Yesterday Al increased his endurance both sitting bed side and his time in a chair. Ideally Lisa wanted him in the chair for 2 hours but Al could only tolerate it for 1 1/2 hours. He was feeling down yesterday and I believe it is because of this new infection. He was taken to xray to have a PIC line inserted that will give more efficient delivery of the antibiotics and blood can be drawn from it as well saving more pokes to his body. It was installed to the under side of his upper left arm, so he can't fiddle with it. Yesterday was the first since ICU that he expressed wanting any thing by mouth. I will speak with the powers today about where we are in terms of considering a swallowing test.
Can't believe its been 2 weeks we have been on this new journey in our lives.