Saturday, March 21, 2009
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.