It’s been a long day of recovery and we’re all feeling weary and a bit delirious. Dad was moved from ICU but also had to move from bed to bed and had a lot of discomfort today. It was a restless and uncomfortable day for him, and you can see him fighting the pain. Because of ALS he can’t be given high doses of pain medication or muscle relaxants as they could cause breathing complications. Today was filled with a lot of pain and some muscle spasms in his legs. His room is a flurry of doctors and nurses poking and prodding him, asking questions and providing explanations. He is exhausted and so are we. It’s really hard to watch him writhe in bed visibly tortured by the pain from his incision. But he is being so incredibly tough and trying not to show it as he talks to everyone who comes in the room. The next few days are going to be hard for all of us but we keep reminding ourselves why we had this surgery. Hopefully the pain decreases and he can get comfortable and get some sleep.