Paul called me tonight to let me know they have moved him to a new room. He is no longer in intermediate care...he is in a regular hospital room! We are making progress!
The next step is to get his epideral out. Once the epideral is out, he will be taken off the oxygen. We think they are going to attempt to give him oral pain meds tomorrow and see how he does. If he does well, they will take out the epideral.
The epideral has been a blessing for him. He has had minimal pain. So far this surgery has been much easier than his spinal fusion last year. I hope I don't jinx him by saying that!