Jessica had a downer morning. I could tell as soon as I walked in her room, she was not doing well. She was in a lot of pain. And I found out she had a couple of bad dreams and asked her nurse to call me, and the nurse told her we were sleeping and did not call us. Needless to say, I was not thrilled, and it won’t happen again. Please pray for peaceful sleeps for her. I think the medications are giving her crazy and scary dreams.
It took awhile for her to perk up and getting more meds in her to give her comfort. She sat up in a chair for over an hour and then took a long walk – went about 6x as far as she did last night and walked along at a good pace.
There is concern still of the bedsore developing AND pneumonia. Both of her lower lungs show slight collapse – mainly because she is not breathing in deeply enough. So we are working on getting her to blow in a “thingy” that makes the balls go up 10x every hour. It’s already helped her oxygen levels and she is OFF OXYGEN! This will be continued work for her.
She is getting one chest tube out this afternoon which they will sedate her for. Two more to go after that and generally they do the last two at the same time. And she should be moving out of ICU later this afternoon as well. This means I can sleep in the room with her.
Thank you for praying.