Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Biding Time on BiPAP

There's a lovely garden outside the Ronald McDonald House. I love to go there just to sit in the sun and quiet, to escape for a brief respite.

Eric remains on BiPAP this evening. He's still working hard to breath, but he's more comfortable today, not as anxious and restless. He still doesn't like the BiPAP mask, but he's accepting. The nice thing about this mask vs. intubation is that he can take short breaks from it now and then. They're starting some IV nutrition (TPN) this evening, so that's a step in the right direction. Hopefully, if he continues to be stable off the ventilator, they may resume tube feedings tomorrow. And they may let him start to eat soon too. All depends on if he can stay off the ventilator. Everyone agrees, nutrition is key to Eric gaining strength back.

Hard to believe we've been here a full week.


jess said...

Did your family come in today, Angie? I hope so. I sent an update to my SS class at Trinity. We won't be there tomorrow, but the class has it and they'll pray for you all.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Father for a good report. Thank you for Your healing power flowing in Eric's lungs restoring and strengthen them. Cause the nutrients that he is absorbing to bring healing strength to his body more than we can imagine or think they will. Thank you for your peace on Eric and his family and for your strength in them. I pray this Father in the name of Jesus. Amen