Saturday, March 26, 2011
Cough Assist to the Rescue
Faith has been receiving "cough assist" help. It is a system of air pushing and pulling to help make Faith cough. As always with her, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. She continues to recover. Her hemoglobin is low which is making her pale, but they are only watching it as it is not low enough to do anything at this point. The weaning process continues as she is now off the high flow air and using a cannula with about 2 liters of oxygen which is not terribly high and mixes with her normal breathing. She is still quite junky and working a little to breath as she needs to cough and shake this stuff out. It is loose, and they continue to pound her back to help it keep loosening. Her CO2 is in a good place too. I am disappointed that Jesi has no entertaining hospital stories to tell. I think the only silver lining to being kept out of the hospital this weekend due to my recent sickness is that I did not have to listen to the Michigan skunk bears (wolverines) making fun of my Buckeyes for their terrible shooting performance last night against Kentucky. Well, I had to hear them in the background of our phone conversations, but that was it.