Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Tuesday morning update
Anyway, here goes:
BODIE: Bodie is really doing great. He's been off Nitric since last night and was just extubated about an hour ago - praise God!!! Please pray he is able to tolerate the extubation and they can lower his high-flow settings enough for him to eat.
When he is awake, he is MAD (thrashing around a lot). His head is a little swollen (he looks a bit like a marshmallow lol), so I'm sure some of the pain is due to the dreaded "Glenn headaches" (caused by changing pressures in the upper half of the body). They're trying to manage his pain, but with his history of "drug use" they're finding it hard to find a drug that actually works for him. Please pray they can figure that out.
If he tolerates the extubation, the plan is to wean him down on the hi-flow so we can start feeding him. Please pray that he tolerates the wean so that we can feed him later today or tomorrow!
TOWNES: Townes remains stable and is really holding his own. They're giving his body a rest today and leaving everything as-is while his body adjusts to its new pressures. Please pray that his body does some serious healing today so that he can get his chest closed tomorrow and start working toward recovering!
Thanks everyone for your kind thoughts and prayers - please keep them coming!
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