Sunday, May 17, 2009
A Night Off the Vent
Eric decided he wanted to try sleeping off the ventilator last night. He's been doing so well, Bob and I agreed to let him sleep with only oxygen. He still didn't sleep terrific, but his breathing seemed to be fine. His vital signs were all okay. The reason he's not sleeping well, we suspect, is because of the overnight continuous NG feedings. I mean really, who eats all night long and sleeps through it? But nighttime is when he gets the bulk of his calories in. So we can't stop them. Especially since it seems, despite frequent trips to Sonic and a crawfish boil last night, his weight has leveled off over the past five days or so. I went to Sam's Club yesterday and bought some sugar max smoothie mix and some other high cal foods. We'll see how he does this coming week.