Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Sunset at Prien Lake Park

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.

4 comments:

Aunt Lisa said...

What a milestone! Prayers for continued healing, strength and weight gain. Love you!

Anonymous said...

WHAT A JOY TO READ THE PROGRESS OF ERIC. HE'S COME A LONG WAY.I HAVE SAID FROM ALMOST THE BEGINNING THAT GOD HAS SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR ERIC. CAN'T WAIT TO SEE WHAT IT IS. STILL PRAYING EACH DAY FOR CONTINUED HEALING OF HIS LUNGS.
JOAN

Stargazer said...

So glad you and Eric are home. The progress he's making is wonderful. We still miss you at BWC. Thank God for favors, large, middle-sized and small.

Pat M.

Anonymous said...

Wow . . .he's making such great progress!! Sending you love and prayers.

Renee