Saturday, May 2, 2009

Today is a Good Day

We got the report that his tests are no longer growing any bacteria, yeast or mold. So for sure now we have him on the right drugs. The doctor is having him work on breathing trials this weekend in order to have him ready for when they remove the vent, hopefully Monday. He has to work on regaining his diaphragm strength first. So far we have had to remind the nursing staff that his breathing trials go better when he is not snowed out of his mind on sedatives. They tried one earlier today when he was completely snowed and surprise, he failed. So my mom talked them into lowering the sedative and trying it again, it worked. How come we have to be the one's to suggest this? Oh well.

We've had a ton of visitors today and it's been so nice to know how many people have been lifting my dad and our family up in prayer. One of the visitors was my dad's friend and colleague. Not only did dad wake up but he kept his eyes on J and raised his eyebrows in response to what he was saying. I just cannot wait to get this vent out so we can talk to him. Prayers for this weekend would be that he continues to have the pneumonia resolve and that he is protected from additional infection risk from being on the ventilator. Oh and that we can take this stupid thing out for good on Monday!!! (That's the biggest one)

Thank you all for your prayers. It has been a long road of ups and downs and day's when things look better and then day's where we feel like we are starting back at square one. But God has remained faithful and part of the reminder to us of that has been your constant prayers. Thank you all so much!


Astrid said...

I continue to pray for your dad and your family. I'm glad to hear that today things are looking up and I can totally sympathize with the frustration that comes of feeling like you are starting to know more than the medical staff. It seems like they should be on top of things, seeing as how we're putting our lives in their hands and all. People keep telling me to trust the doctors, I know it's difficult and I'm not always up for it, but it's also a relief when you can find it in yourself to have faith in them. Best wishes in the difficult days ahead, may they become happy in no time!

PS I really appreciate the comments, I know this is a very difficult time for you - it was so nice of you to think of me.

Hillary said...

I'm thankful for a good day, and am still praying!!

Shannon said...

Im really glad that your dad had a good day! Im continuing to pray for him and for your family, I know this is hard on all of you. Hang in there!

Allison said...

Great news! I hope you've seen the worse and things will only continue to improve from here!!! I will continue to pray for your dad and all of you!

Kerri said...

Yay for a good day! This all sounds really promising. Thank goodness that your mom has a medical background and has been able to make suggestions to the nurses. I really hope they can get him off the vent on Monday. That would be a huge step in the right direction. Thinking of you!

Where's Baby? said...

Just wanted to let you know that your dad is in my prayers. I'm glad he had a good day.

Thank you for the book recommendation!