Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Monday, March 2, 2009

We're Almost There

I'm a little late with today's post because I wasn't sure what I'd be writing. Eric had a great night last night. His blood work (ABG) was excellent this morning. PCO2 58 (down from 81 yesterday), PaO2 106. Eric did great with his physical therapy this morning. The doctor came in and was equally impressed. We started a two hour trial of CPAP 5, PSV 5 (minimal support from the vent) with high hopes of extubation. But Eric did get short of breath, and his PCO2 rose to 71. The doctor himmed and hawed, he was really hoping for extubation today also. But he opted for another day of rest and strengthening. We'll try again tomorrow.

5 comments:

Kimberly said...

How excited you must all be! Keep swimming Eric!

Still praying,
Kimberly for the Kanes

Sara said...

What great news! It makes me tear up to hear that he had another good night and that his indicators are so much improved! Our family continues to pray for Eric, specifically for his strength, both mental and physical, as he heals. We pray together before Rachel goes to school, at night and all through the day...as I know so many are doing. Tell Eric the Judson family is looking forward to more good news of his progress! We are proud of him and of Andrew for continuing on with regular activities. Much love, Sara

Aunt Lisa said...

GO ERIC, GO ERIC!!! You're doing it! Almost there!

Jon said...

We are so glad to hear the progress and can't wait to read that he is no longer intubated! Please let Eric know that the Crownovers have been thinking and praying about him (and all of you!) every single day since this began.

Candis said...

Angie - Wow! Great report - so happy for you and all - :-)