So Kathryn was on spontaneous breathing all night and all day. This means the machine is not breathing for her but gives her a little pressure just to make sure she breaths deep enough. She moved off of the machine altogether around 6 pm and is breathing great with good numbers on the screen. No alarms going off or anything! Yeah!
She again worked her legs as per her PT homework. Don’t need to tell her to do her homework. When PT came she sat on the edge of the bed again like yesterday.
In the morning the doc said she has some stuff in the bottom of her lungs which needs to clear. He started a new IV antibiotic to clear this. The sodium had dropped so they reduced water intake and continued with the sodium tablets. On the brighter side of things her platelets actually came up 4,000. Her platelets have only gone down in the past two months so this is good. Other red blood parts have come up too on their own. Maybe her bone marrow is starting to function correctly again.
The other discussion this morning was to have her feeding tube moved from going down her nose to coming out the tummy area. She wants this done. The nose tube makes pressure and gives her headaches.
Finally she requested that Dad bring the following: Bryan (her blue bear), the tiger, her snake and finally both Panda pillow pals. They are all in bed with her along with Jeffery the dog. It is a full bed. Her new night nurse may not find her amongst all the buddies in her bed.
We have enjoyed all the comments and the cards very much. They are so nice to read.