Today, Derek was moved from the mask oxygen to just the nostril type. He maintained his numbers well, and has had visitors and been a little spunky. Wesley came over to see us and other visitors, all a joy. Although I'm replaying yesterday afternoon in my mind and wondering if I should have done anything differently, I think he is in the best shape possible after having aspirated like that. The CT of the chest diagnosed it as pneumonia or pneumotitis.
Now, we just have some regular hospital policies to live through...the pretest for eating (x-ray to make sure g-tube is in right place), getting correct food cans for the tube, getting a walker (must go through complete PT eval first), etc.
Thanks for your prayers and we'll keep you posted. We may be here a couple days.
Thankful to God for his provision.