Saturday, December 24, 2011

Quick Christmas Eve Update

This will be a brief post, but I wanted to let you know that all is well in the VIP suite of the ICU today.  Today was much the same as yesterday and the day before, with good stats and lots of stable healing going on.  His blood gas readings were great today, showing a 95% oxygen saturation rate (medical peeps, am I saying that right?).  The oxygen given to him through the vent is down to 35%, still on 14 breaths a minute. 

The best news of the day is that his femur isn't broken.  We thought on the very first day that it was one of the broken bones mentioned, but we were relieved today to find it isn't and that must have been a communication mistake or a misunderstanding in the chaos of those first several hours.  I'm not sure why that made me feel so much better, but it's one less thing to worry about I guess.

Mom, Tracy, and Patty were back with Rob tonight when his awareness monitor shot way up and he lifted his head up.  Scared the bejeebers out of them!  The monitor attached to one of his sedation meds had been beeping, indicating a low bag, so he must have come out of sedation briefly.

One of us was there during every visitation today and we weren't alone one time, even on Christmas Eve when everyone is normally busy preparing for their holiday celebrations.  Thank you again, everyone, from the bottom of our brusied, but not broken, hearts. 



Anonymous said...

Yah!!! Merry Christmas to you all! That seems like all good news! Thinking of you guys today and every day.

Mel and Andy

Anonymous said...

Praying for Rob from Texas. Thinking of you and your family daily. May each day bring you renewed strength and brighter times.

Larry and Billie Desormeaux
(Shelby's parents)