Five Years ago today Brittany and I got married. I have been telling her that she can tell her friends that I took her to DC for our five year anniversary (she didn't think that was funny). We do have reservations tonight (for three...Reed) at a little Italian restaurant in Georgetown. A couple here in DC did offer to keep Reed but it will be easier to take him to dinner with us. Plus, it just seems kind of appropriate to celebrate this milestone as a family.
Before I get to Gaines, I would like to let everyone know how incredibly lucky I am to have Brittany as my wife. If you have been following our journey, you probably know what a special person she is. She is an incredible wife and an amazing mother. Reed, Gaines and I are blessed to have her in our lives. I look forward to celebrating ten, fifteen, twenty, thirty and fifty years together.
Last night, I went to visit Gaines around 7:30. When I arrived, his oxygen requirement was at 49%. My heart sunk a little. He had been doing so well for the last two days staying between 35-40%. I talked to his nurse and was told that around 4:00 yesterday afternoon he slowly started to require more oxygen. I stayed at the hospital for his "cares" and left at 9:00. When I left he was still at 49-50%. I called this morning and he was at 42%. Shortly after I left last night his oxygen started to come down and he stayed between 38-40% most of the night. Hopefully, last night was just a fluke and he will get back on track today.
Here is a picture taken yesterday of Gaines with his eyes open.