Things are much more settled today for both the lads. We were told that day 3 can be tricky and I think I can safely say (for Niall anyway), that tricky doesn't even come close to describing the day he put in yesterday. Rory had a settled night, the BP and fluid balancing act is beginning to find a happy medium - don't want to speak too soon though as this is Rory we're talking about after all! He is still ventilated and the plan is to continue like that until tomorrow when we will revisit the plan! He has a little fluid on his lungs which is totally normal so we just want to reduce his fluid intake and increase his urine out put - which sounds quite easy, but from what I've witnessed, involves quite a lot of hard sums! The pee is still flowing beautifully and is a delightful shade of autumn amber, full bodied and by all accounts has a very good nose! My clever son is multi tasking - peeing and breathing simultaneously.
I'm feeling less punch drunk and am now understanding at least one word in most sentences uttered to me by the team. I'm trying to get as much rest as possible to be ready for that little warrior when he wakes up. I'm sure he's going to be less than impressed with how he's going to feel. It'll be a case of crash helmet on, head down and get on with it!!
So prayers still required for another wee (pardon the pun) while please, and again the comments on the blog are becoming the highlight of my day!!