Pete's nurse put it best when she called his pain bipolar. After seeing him in the worst pain yet yesterday morning, before I had to leave to go do a few things during the day, I came back to him having walked a lap around the floor of the hospital, and rating his pain a 7 (he previously hadn't ever made it below an 8 and was as high as a 35 on that 0-10 scale). When I got back, he took another walk with me! The nurses and techs were all cheering him on :)
This morning, his pain is definitely there but manageable. His white count is 10.6!!!!!!!! Expecting a discharge order today, and hopeful to have him here in time for the Steelers game tonight :) I know he's dying to breathe some fresh air.
In the interest of having someone to take care of him, do dressing changes, be there if he needs anything, etc., Pete is going to stay at my place for a week or two until he gets stronger and the wounds on his leg are looking better. Visitors are still welcome anytime - I live near Carroll HS, so just send us a message and we can get you the info.
I'll update when we have official orders!