Her numbers were good today: vent turned down to 70%, oxygen level at 97%, blood pressure good, weaning her slowly off the paralytic drug, making more urine on her own and she tolerated having another central line put in plus being moved.
The additional central line was needed so they can do blood tests. The flaw in all of this, which is a big flaw, is that her CO2 levels are still in the 80s pretty much unchanged over the past few days. She is tolerating the feeding which means she's getting some highly concentrated nutrition plus amino acids to help heal her wound.
I'm hoping we are seeing the impact of the steroids.
One of our cousins, Chris, came to visit her. Unfortunately my brother and I weren't there. I'm sure it was a shock to see her like this. I wish we had been there to help him see what is happening. But now he knows where she is so hopefully he and his siblings will stop by occasionally. It's just good to know that she has someone there from time to time.
I'm feeling much better thanks to the Imodium AD. Nothing like letting the nutrition stay in your body for a while.
So, keep those prayers, good thoughts and Reiki coming. There is a tiny ray of hope, and we are clinging to it for all we are worth.
I'd invite you in, but....
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