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.