Kelly here, again. After sleeping for most of the day yesterday (from noon until midnight) without so much as changing positions, Jeff awoke at midnight and announced he was starving and wanted to eat. He turned on the T.V., ate some pudding and visited with me and the nurses. He told me he was no longer in pain--he wasn't even using the self-administered pain pump--and he slept easy through the night, even asking me to crawl in bed next to him at 4: 30 a.m. which I happily obliged.
This morning, he is conversant and alert. He ate a normal breakfast, has talked on the phone, and watched T.V. We have visited for most of the morning.
So, it appears that the weekend of lethargy and pain was cured by a marathon nap and a few more milligrams of Dilaudid.
Jeff requests that if you are planning to visit you bring some vanilla ice cream and a prayer for the whole family. He reminds you that he needs to keep conversations to a minimum, but otherwise is feeling quite well.