Sunday, July 05, 2009

ICU Day 16 and 17

There isn't much to report on Andre from yesterday, July 4th. His medical team had started tapering off his sedation. They did a CT scan of his chest to look at the infection in his lungs. And they started him on what they call "pressure support" ventilation during daytime. At night, he back on full ventilator support.

Today, the CT scan result shows nothing significant. There is no spreading or enlarging of the remaining small nodules in his lungs. His white blood counts have also improved a lot so that should help with fighting the infections. He's awake right now, and able to nod and shake his head to respond to questions, he mouths words and tries to get up--all good signs.


ron said...

That is all very good to hear.

Suzie said...

Sounds good!!!!!

John said...

Thinking of you Andre. I can't wait to hear your rants when the intubation ends. Peace to you and new highways in your dreams.