Saturday, April 10, 2010

saturday night fever

I know some of you were unable to read the blog I wrote this am. I am not sure what happened but some people could and others couldn't. Anyway, here is the gist of the day, some of it may be repetative. Tom has a fever of 102.3 tonight. So, they are once again doing blood/fungal cultures, urine culture, stool culture. He was breathing on his own for about 10 hours today which is good exercise for his lungs but tonite he has dropped his oxygen sats to 88-90%. They are doing a chest x-ray now to make sure his ET tube is still in place because he has had periods of agitation again. They restarted Versed, a sedative, today because of his agitation. They are trying to get a handle on why Tom is either completely sedated or Hulk-wild. At my request they sent an ammonia level which could be part of the reason of his mental status change. The next move is a MRI of his brain to rule out infectious emboli in his brain and or maybe a spinal tap. His kidney function continues to very slowly improve but at least that is a step in the right direction. His creatnine is down to 3.4 from 6.5 for all you healthcare professionals out there. Also, his bicarb level jumped from 18 to 22 today which is the first time he has had a normal bicarb since admit. That's all I have today. Thanks for all the thoughts, concern and prayers. I know it is helping me get through this and I believe it will help Tom too. Love to all.

On a lighter note the girls went to their swimming lessons with grandma and grandpa today and then headed to CT to go see their cousins. For the most part they are still distractable which is good.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, my name is Colin Mackrell and I am a student of your Aunt Kathy(Broege). Our class has been praying for you and Tom and hoping that God will heal him quickly.

    "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they COMFORT me."
    Psalms 23:4