Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

O2 at Night?

Eric is getting sneaky. He slept without his O2 last night and didn't tell Bob and me. When Bob checked on him this morning, he found Eric with the O2 off. Bob checked Eric's pulse ox and it was 97%, which is great, but Eric was already awake then. We don't know what it does when he sleeps. He had it on getting ready for bed, and we heard the concentrator running all night, so we assumed it was in his nose. Eric said he deliberately took it off. I don't blame him for not wanting it on at night. But, admittedly, he didn't sleep well last night, and we don't know if that's an O2 issue or a coincidence. We'll leave it off again tonight, but with the pulse oximeter on, so we'll know if his saturation drops below 92%.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Eric, patience has to be very hard to come by these days. You are probably feeling better and want to experiment. Just be careful that you don't cause a setback unnecessarily. I'm cheering you on and hope you get rid of all foreign matter soon. You are in my prayers. Sorry to sound bossy.

bev

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad to see that Eric improves more each day. His recovery is truly a miracle of God! Our family is praying for ya'll. Hopefully he will get to stop using the oxygen at night soon. Take care

Susan Bullard