26 February 2009

Small is Huge

I waited for the latest lab results before coming home tonight. Ford's sodium level is up to 120! The belief is that when he gets a bit higher, then he will start to come out of his daze. That may be within the next 8 to 12 hours.

Also, the respiratory therapist checked him while I was there tonight and said that his lungs sounded clearer. That is another small improvement that is huge!

Right now he is restrained, because every 1 1/2 hours, like clockwork, he becomes agitated and begins to try and pull at everything. Since he is quite "wired" and "lined," pulling anything out would be disastrous. We're hoping that with the increased sodium, he is able to settle down more with out sedation.

I am in awe of the ICU staff. They are absolutely fabulous. Ford is in great hands!!

Thank you for your kind messages and calls of love and support. We are so blessed.

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