Speaking is much easier for Bob because today they put a cap on his trach and now he only gets a bit of oxygen through his nose. He sat in a chair most of the day and when his physical therapist came they practiced pushing up from a chair and with her help, standing. This takes a great deal of energy. Bob's feet, ankles and legs are very weak. She gave him a few exercises to practice throughout the day. Bob is very eager to practice so he'll be walking before we know it. She felt he had made great progress since Friday. For supper he ordered meatloaf, mashed potatoes and carrots. Yesterday he thought he needed a few snacks in his room! His appetite has returned!
Tomorrow is the big birthday. Bob got a card from our niece today that he opened and we hung up. I said we wouldn't be able to hang up all of his cards and he said he probably wouldn't get that many! Little does he know! Tonight I wrapped up a box of 67 cards! It will be fun to see his face when he opens up that present. We will enjoy chocolate cake and blueberry pie! Will post some pictures tomorrow night!