It is now almost 48 hours since Layton’s accident. He is still in ICU/Trauma in Renown Hospital in Reno, NV.
When he is awake, he is writes notes..his mind is not stopping. He thanked his nurse for being gentle with his needles. He continues to get great care here. He is scheduled for surgery on his shoulder tomorrow. They are working on his clavicle, his scapula (if nec) and his ribs if the way they are broken make him a candidate for a new type of surgery. This would be nice because it is the breathing that hurts so much. As the fluid drains from around his lung, his lung will be restored. Note all this medical talk is an unmedical interpretation of what we are told.
I have a hotel room here in the hospital, a five minute stroll from Layton’s room. Layton thought I should just hide in the bed with him! Too many tubes for that kind of nonsense! There is an inexpensive cafeteria here with a variety of good food.
Layton’s friend, Ed Wright, from Calgary offered to fly here to see him. Layton indicated he would be pleased for Ed to do that so Ed will be here Wednesday til the weekend. That will be nice.
We have been inundated with good wishes and I have read them all to Layton, and I read them again and again. Unlike the patient next door who has someone singing to him. I did not think that my singing would aid in Layton’s recovery…he would just want more drugs:))
Kind of an interesting hospital, beyond the usual gift shop, there are at least two Starbucks, a “scrubs” store, a store of arts and crafts from this area of Nevada, an ice cream store, a drug store, and a higher end gift store. They are on my way to my room…a completely indoor walk.
I will do another update later today, but thanks and “keep those cards and letters coming”, electronically is great!
We are expecting to be here at least two weeks, but that is for the doctors to decide.