We just got home from our morning visit. We went a little later this morning because of being up so late last night. I think Beau explained all of that. This morning we got a good report on Gaines' blood gases. They were closer to normal than they had been in a long time. His nurse said they were much better. They also had his oxygen down to about 46% and his sats were holding really well. Because of this they decided to wean his ossilator settings some. This caused his oxygen to have to be bumped back up to about 65% but I think they were expecting to wean that back down as soon as he got used to his new settings.
This is such a relief after yesterday's issues over the blood gases. We didn't get to talk to a doctor, they were all meeting at the time we were there, so we aren't sure if they still plan to nasally intubate him or not.
He was very active while we were there. I think they like him to be more still so the nurse was trying to adjust some cushiony things around him. Right now they don't like to mess with him (which means we don't touch him either) unless they have to. He just does better when he's not agitated. Since she was already messing with him I asked if I could touch him. I got to touch my sweet baby! I put my finger in his open hand and he squeezed it. I hope he knew it was me. Just typing this now brings tears to my eyes.
We are "home" right now having lunch but will head back up around 3. Please pray for another good report and possibly even more progress. I don't want to put too much stock in this but his nurse today actually said that "maybe he's starting to turn they corner". Music to my ears. I'm afraid to get too excited about this report because he is still considered critical and not out of the woods by ANY means but right now we are cautiously optimistic that he's improving...some.
Your prayers are working...PLEASE keep it up.
Love to all,