Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Glimmers of Hope
We're seeing glimmers of hope. Once the doctor got here, he tweaked the settings on the vent a bit, gave Eric two units of blood, and added nitrous oxide through the ventilator. These actions had a myriad of results, most notably, brought his SaO2 to 100%, so we were able to decrease the FiO2 from 100 to 75%. And the PaCO2, which later this morning hit a scary high of 180, has dropped to 70. So, while far from out of the woods, we're encouraged and hopeful. You have no idea how much all your thoughts, concerns, and prayers mean to us. Thanks!