Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Lauren Update. 12/15/09

Miss Lauren held her own during the night. It wasn't an easy night, but it's a new day. Per her nurse, she did not have any significant bleeding after the procedure yesterday, which is good.

She was zonked out when I went by to check on her yesterday afternoon. She is still zonked out this AM, but her body is exhausted from all the work it is doing.

Her pH level is high which means that she is retaining CO2. Fortunately, this can be controlled with vent support. The Dr. may raise her rate in order to compensate for what her lungs can't do right now.

It will get better. I hope.