Saturday, January 22, 2011
Movin on Up!
Today was awesome! X-rays have shown that Gabe's lung is beginning to look normal and his O2 is staying within normal range for him. They still deep suction him and are performing respiratory therapy to help expand the lung. But he sounds and looks so much better.
They have cut back on his pain meds so he is much more alert and although he doesn't smile or talk (babble), you can tell he feels a little better.
They took out all but one of his chest tubes, so his discomfort has diminished by about 75%. From the way it looks, the last one will come out sometime tomorrow probably. They took out his arterial line and now all he has is a periferal IV.
With him not being so uncomfortable and not hooked up to too much, I had the opportunity to hold him today. (Yeah!)
So all in all, things are going really well. Jeff and I are euphoric! Oh and lastly: We have graduated to the 6th floor. We are one step closer to going home. Thanks be to God!!!!!