Sunday, July 12, 2009

David's day started out really good yesterday. but around 9:30 his oxygen levels dropped to the 70s. He had a lot of fluid in his lungs. He was in too much pain to cough like he normally would so it just built up in there. An x-ray showed he also had a huge air pocket in his abdomen that was keeping his lungs from filling up all the way. They put him on a medication to loosen the stuff in his chest and put him on a good bit of oxygen. He was on breathing treatments pretty often.
By the time we left last night, they were trying to ween him off the oxygen slowly and he was starting to keep his oxygen level up where it should be. Hopefully he will be completely off by the time today is over.
Other than that little hiccup, he is doing really well. They told us that what happened yesterday has nothing to do with his heart or his heart functioning. It was strictly respiratory, which is not uncommon. He woke up a lot yesterday and was able to have a little juice and water. He is still on morphine for pain.
Throughout all this he still has his manners: I asked him if he wanted something yesterday and his response was "no 'tank' you". It was the cutest thing! He is also still saying yes ma'am and no ma'am. So Sweet!

2 Sweet Comments:

  1. I'm glad David's recovery is going well. He's been in my prayers. Alyssa did great at camp. She seems to have had a good time. When you're able, I'll show you the pictures and the slide show we made. Until then, if I can help in any way...let me know.


  2. I'm so happy David is doing well. I've been thinking of him and you. You are one of the strongest women I know. Hope to see you soon. Betsy