Hi. Apologies for lack of medical info today, though please take no news as good news from here on in.
We met with Dr Moeng (so calm, patient, clear in his explanations – really good guy). In a nutshell there is no deterioration and Tom is as the doctors would expect of him at this stage after the op. So this is good news.
Some further detail in no particular order;
1. They sat Tom up slightly today, and he still pretty heavily sedated. He no longer has the traction apparatus attached to his head, or the neck brace, which is nice because he looks less like a patient and more like himself.
2. All the key signs necessary for a qualified “stable condition” are evident. His renal functions, food intake, organs etc. are functioning ok. The longer we go after the operation the lesser the risks of complications from it.
3. Tomorrow they’ll X-ray to confirm what the neuro felt yesterday – that the spinal op went ok. They will look for any necessity to “touch up” the op via the back of his neck.
4. It is unlikely that they will try to reduce Tom’s sedation for at least a week, because its important that the swelling has time to go down.
Dr Moeng will speak to us again sometime in the evening tomorrow, barring any emergencies he may have to attend to. He knows how much he is appreciated – Robs gave him a hug . Till tomorrow…