I left Dawn in good hands tonight. She has the same nurse she's had for the last three nights and Dawn really likes her. I've been staying nights with her in ICU but she was still heavily sedated when I left and they said they were going to try and keep her sedated enough to get a good nights sleep. I have to stay here at home tomorrow morning while we get a new A/C installed at the house. That means I won't be at the hospital to blog but her parents are going in early morning. I'll do my best to keep everyone updated. They're going to do a CT scan tonight to see if they can find anything else going on that could be causing the fluid to return so quickly. I imagine they're going to let her rest tomorrow and just keep on with the progress they've been making. If they find anything with the CT or if anything else of note happens then I'll do my best to update everyone.
Sorry for not posting earlier, the wireless Internet here at MUSC isn't working today. I got a chance to go home and get my own router and some cables so I'm back in business.
Dawn got her tube out at 11:45am this morning. But, it's back in again. This morning they did the T-bar test and she did great. Initially she was doing really well breathing on her own. Her Dad came to visit and I got a chance to go home for a shower and to catch up on a few things. Not long after, her Dad called back and asked if I'd come back asap. She got a little anxious and her breathing rate went up. She was having a hard time trying to catch her breath and by 4pm, she said she was done and wanted back on the ventilator. She gave it a good try, but I guess she just wasn't ready. They're trying to figure out why she's having such a hard time and why her oxygen levels weren't holding.
She was in good spirits and it was great to hear her voice again. Other than that, she's doing really well. She's back sedated again since they put the tube back in. Not sure how soon till she's awake again. Her counts are still doing good, especially the neutrophils.
Neutrophils: .166 (up from .100 yesterday) (44%)
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Posted by Mike at 5:44 PM