On Wednesday, the docs decided to stop administering muscle relaxants. Zack is still heavily sedated but when he's not sleeping, he's very aware of his surroundings and is able to communicate with me. Lots of head nodding today helped me understand his comfort level (he's comfortable and not in pain!)...the breathing tube is resting on his vocal chords so he's not able to speak but he did mouth a few things today, helping the nurses better see to his needs.
Another good thing about not being on muscle relaxants is that Zack is able to cough on his own without help from respiratory therapists...our own coughs are the best way to clean out our lungs.
Thank you to the Cedarwood community for the event that took place on Wednesday night. Your well wishes and healing thoughts for Zack are appreciated.
I'd like to invite everyone to take some big, deep breaths of healthy air for Zack and send that healing oxygen to his lungs. I've been doing this every time I get a chance to go outside and I know he feels it.
Thank you everyone for your love and support!
Zack's Grandma and Courtney