Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Prayers, Pulse Oximetry, and Periactin

Please pray for my sister-in-law Sue, who lives in Sherman, TX. She was in a terrible car accident today, and was taken to a trauma center in Dallas. Supposedly, she has a broken wrist and a dislocated hip. Nothing life threatening, hopefully. But her housemate of approx. 25 years, Linda, was killed in the accident.

Eric passed the pulse oximetry test last night. His oxygen saturation on room air stayed in the 90s, mostly 95-97. So he's happy he doesn't have to use O2 at night anymore. He's also stopped using O2 for short room to room walks through the house. Now he only uses O2 for longer walks, PT/OT, and any other hard exertion. Right now, he and Andrew are over at a neighbor friend's house. He's getting closer to "normal" everyday.

We took a break from Sonic today and ate at Cane's after PT. Three chicken fingers, fries, toast, and a lemonade. He ate about a third of it. We started him on Periactin, an appetite stimulant, yesterday. We're hoping it works. His weight was up a teeny bit yesterday, to 114.2, and was exactly the same today. But he still has a long way to go to get back to his "normal" weight of around 130.

5 comments:

leafmonster said...

Angie, I'm so sorry to hear about your sister-in-law and her housemate. I will be praying for Sue for both physical and spiritual healing after this terrible accident.
- Carolyn

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear about Sue and about Linda. Sue, if you are reading this, you are in my thoughts and prayers, as is the Dilmore family.
Shirley

Anonymous said...

I hope your sister-in-law has a speedy recovery. Sorry to hear about the loss of her housemate. I am impressed with Eric's progress. Happy he needs only limited use of the oxygen.I will pray that the appetite stimulant works wonders and he is soon back to his normal weight. We missed you at Luna's today. Of course, the boys are always welcome.

bev

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about the accident, that's terrible. We will be praying for Sue's recovery and to help her through this rough time.

Susan

Anonymous said...

he'll get there ... just as he has achieved every other milestone and then some. you have to realize that it's eric dilmore we're talking about here