The doctor didn’t come on Wednesday due to a personal emergency (?) so she came yesterday and stayed for about an hour checking Will over and communicating via Denise.
His organs are all working normally – kidneys, liver, waterworks and elimination and his pneumonia is keeping at bay, with normal secretions from the lungs. He does cough it up regularly which is a little hard to watch as he looks in discomfort but he is not in any pain.
He will need to continue his physical therapy for arms and legs and keeping being turned although the anti-bedsore mattress is working well with no signs of bedsores (he had a few from being in the ICU and the main ward until we got the mattress).
I will be taking Rosa in today to see him. You may remember that she was the first person to take me into the emergency ward when I first arrived back in April and her father was a Naval doctor who wrote a lot of the text books that most doctors still train from here in Peru. She doesn’t speak English very well so won’t be a regular visitor as I need Will to hear English voices as much as possible reading him stories and current affairs.
We have a neurologist visiting on Monday (subject to the normal Peruvian wiggle room) so we can get a report on his condition for presentation to any airline that may be able to take him on a commercial flight.
And to lighten the spirit and remind us of the funny man he is, here is a photo of Will musing over two pears!