Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Starting Over

Eric had to be reintubated and put back on the ventilator tonight. So we're back to square one. But there was no other choice. His pH was something like 7.13, his PCO2 had skyrocketed. He was simply too weak to sustain ventilation on his own. He didn't have an effective cough and he had loads of secretions. So, we'll feed him with TPN (IV nutrition) and NG tube feedings and hopefully build up his strength, and hope he's stronger the next time.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Angie,

We are praying for Eric's strength and healing. I thought of Philippians 4:13 - I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Hopefully it won't be long until Eric gains enough strength to breathe on his own. Also, we're praying for strength for you and Bob, I know this is so hard. Hang in there!!

Susan