alex has asked me to update u all as its been a rough fewdays and his laptop needs charging!!
well.. since wednesday we continue on the rollercoaster of ups and downs.. snowy remained on full ventilation. having occasional drop in sats and heart rate then stabilising.
after a meeting between Alex and snowy's cons and critical care team it was decided that they would try reducing sedation and ventialtion in 1% steps every 12hrs, from thursday 6pm, and see how she manages. if manages such for 3-4 days.if so, then they would do the bigger baby steps of 2% reduction.
now for friday. snowy was reduced to 2% and managing however Alex heard news from Scotland that his dad has now had a heart attack and is in a bad way so is now torn between the two - what does he do?
6pm friday they reduced snowy to 3% reduction even though she had had a few blips along the way during the day...
this morning she remains on 3% reduction as the docs have decided to wait a while longer this time, so she has until 6pm tonite to stabilise before they attempt to try 4% reduction or go backwards one step to 2%... on the upside, even at 3% this is the furthest reduction in ventilation weaning snowy has made so far so proud of her her sleeping workout - as Alex calls it - is working!
as for Alex, he didnt get much sleep again last nite and isnt feeling too great and is obviously upset bout his dad and in too minds bout what to do, his dad in hospital, his wife in ITU... at some point he will be goin to scotland to see his dad - lovely 7 hour drive - rather him than me with all that driving!!!
x x x