Mattie is still holding his own. He had a rough night last night, as he just couldn't get comfortable, but today seems better.
The oxygen and foley catheter came out today and the central line for IV nutrition went in under anesthesia.
We are waiting for his intestines to wake up, with the first indication being a change in color of the stuff we are pulling out of his stomach thru the NG tube. I think it has improved, but not as much as it will when his entire system is functional again.
He just wants to lay in bed, but I am hoping to convince him to take a walk this evening. It should help him heal.
He has been waving at people today, which is progress over the last week of him being pretty anti-social.
I think he's slowly on the mend. Not there yet, but I look forward to him being his usual sweet, happy self.
A big thank you to all of our friends and family who have emotionally, spiritually, and physically supported us through this slight curve in Matthew's journey! Thank you!!