Robert continues to do well overall. Today is a big day as they had decided if his heart had not returned to it’s normal rhythm on it’s own that they would need to shock it. This is not a terribly uncommon procedure anymore, but anytime you are working with the heart it’s never an easy experience. If they are able to fix this, then they can more fully focus on his therapy and rehabilitation by moving him to a rehab/therapy facility (which I believe will be in Gallatin).
As of this writing, Robert has been moved from the 10th floor ICU to the 9th floor at Vanderbilt, room 10. This means he’s out of critical care but is still being monitored closely (i.e. – one step down from critical care).
Please continue to keep the Lancaster’s in your prayers and I’ll continue to give you updates as I receive new information.
UPDATE 9/20: Robert came home today and, thanks to some adjustment of his medication, there was no need to shock his heart after all – it seems to have corrected itself. At this time, it sounds as if instead of him having to go to a rehab/therapy facility regularly for a while that they will come out to him at his house. This is good news for both he and Laura. As always, please keep them both in your prayers as they continue down this road of recovery.