A good day all round.
Murray is still in ICU on oxygen but he is breathing on his own. He was having dialysis today (his creatinine had come down to 395 by lunch) but then 'something' clotted and they had to turn the machine off. If his creatinine is still coming down overnight they will remove the lines and take him off altogether, but if his creatinine goes up they will restart the machine.
Even though Murray is awake and able to talk he is still very groggy from all the sedation. In spite of all this he has (of course) had something to eat this evening. Talk about a robust appetite.
Emma and Audrey came and saw him for a quick visit this afternoon which was nice.
Ashlea has had a good day. We have been able to manage her pain with oral pain medications and we are trying to push her up to full feeds. She has had some gagging but on the whole hasn't been too bad.
We got her out of bed today and gave her a bath. We tried to detangle the hair. It didn't work. I haven't yet chopped it all off but I don't think I will have any other option.
And big thanks to Jenny and family for sending Ashlea this musical card - it kept her entertained all morning. The nurses not so much!