Monday, August 23, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
I think that we are in "two steps forward, one step back" mode now. Most of the day, we were moving forward. He was weaned off one more medicine for blood pressure and they reduced the number of breaths from the ventilator and the oxygen saturation on the ventilator. He started a new drip with nutrition, but it is not the kind where they put it into his stomach, it goes into his blood. His eyes were open many times and he would hold your finger - both wonderful things to see!
He is getting a little jaundiced, so they are checking to make sure that his liver is not breaking down his blood. I am not sure exactly what this means, but they do not seem overly concerned.
Around 11:30 pm, we got a call from his nurse. His temperature had gone up some, his oxygen levels had gone done and his blood pressure had gone done. Nothing was drastic, but they wanted to try to stop any kind of major slide. They increased some of his blood pressure medicine, increased his oxygen saturation on the ventilator and put him back on the paralytic medicine.
Phil and the kids stayed overnight with me. Phil went to the hospital this morning and of course his cell phone is dead because they weren't planning on staying overnight and he didn't bring his charger. He was able to text me that Caleb is doing ok this morning (Monday), so it does not sound like the slide was too drastic.