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July 16, 2007

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Another day, more good news. Michael had another great night and day. He had one very minor desat spell during his bath this morning -- he drifted to 85. 85?! We'll take it! This evening when we saw him, he was at 99 and 100 on his O2 levels the entire time we were there.

Things are looking good for turning down Michael's paralytic drugs tomorrow. We need to hear from the doctors after they confer tomorrow, but the signs are all in the right direction. The surgeon who operated on Michael saw him this afternoon, and his partner saw Michael this morning, and both say his incisions are healing well, and they seem to both think that he is ready to be weaned and allowed to wake up.

One of the bonuses for Michael being so critical is that he gets more continuity in his nursing care. He has had the same dayshift nurse for three days, and she is back tomorrow, and he has had the same night shift nurse for two days, and she will be back tomorrow. This makes getting updates easier on us because we can speak to the same folks each time. Thank goodness for small favors. Before surgery, Michael had a different nurse almost every day, and it was like starting over each day.

Onward and upward!

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