Monday, February 4, 2008
So far So good :)
Extubation was a success so far. It was quick and hopefully painless. He had recieved morphine a while prior to keep him calm. His oxygen saturations are staying up in the 90's so there is no need for additional oxygen. There is a question of whether he will be able to clear his own muccous or not because of the part of the brain that is damaged. Charlie is the calmest he has been all day -low heartrate, low BP. So far the mucous hasn't been an issue and he's been breathing on his own for about 60 minutes!!! He does seem less aggitated but I don't know if that is related to the extra sedation or not. We are still waiting for physical therapy to come by and fit him with balls for him to grab so his hands don't clamp down so hard and boots to make his feet flex.