JJ: Still going well in ITU

I’m just back from the ITU at Bath, where Mr & Mrs Kidlung are doing well.

Mrs Kidlung was woken from anaesthetic and taken off the ventilator at about 3am. She then went back to sleep until 10am. She’s very cheerful and chatty, not in any apparent pain. She took a gentle stroll around the ward this afternoon, stopping by Mr Kidlung’s bed and giving him a kiss.

Mr Kidlung is suffering from a fair bit of post-operative pain today; it’s come on suddenly a few times which has made the dosing and timing of pain meds difficult to get right. There’s no medical concern though, and he’s expected to be released from intensive care to a normal ward as soon as a bed can be arranged.

Mrs Kidlung might very well be home on Monday, while Mr Kidlung is a little more difficult to predict at this point as the pain needs to come down before the physiotherapy can begin.

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