Wednesday, July 8, 2009

July 8th = Day 20

From Ron:

All in all a good day.

You have probably noticed that we haven't been talking so much about O2 levels, O2 saturation and PEEP's. This is primarily because of the previously mentioned change from pressure respiration to volume respiration. While these numbers are still measured they aren't as critical as before. This afternoon they placed two more chest tubes in to drain the upper chest area. The results were immediate as lung functions improved and much of the swelling present this morning began to dissipate.

I am really reluctant to say that Elena's condition is improving but I think that is safe to say that she has made a slight turn toward improvement. The mere fact that Elena is still with us is a testament to everyone's prayers, and we must keep it coming.

1 comment:

  1. What great news on Elena's improvement. It is so difficult when your child is ill, you just want to take their place. Our prayers are with you every day. I know Elena will fully recover!
    Kathy Johnston
    Cedar Crest, NM