Improvements are happening 1-13-2012
Wow, last night her sodium came up to the normal range. Yesterday afternoon it was 124 and this morning it came up to 137. I was told that her tumor may keep her sodium from ever being normal. The normal range is 135-145 so she is in the normal range. Hum, is God working is healing on her? I believe so! Her blood pressure has also become normal in the last 24 hours and remained there.
Kathryn rocked it last night on the vent. She was on a mode where she would breath on her own and only gets vent help if she stopped breathing for a certain length of time. They watched her for a while to see how long she would go without breathing and then set the alarms within that time frame. The final alarm setting was 40 seconds. They won’t allow much longer than that. With this setting the alarms did not go off. Yeah! She asked to be put on the boat which is basically just oxygen passing by and not connected to the vent at all. That means still breathing on her own. This is good. She is ready for this day to get started (9:30 am).
Kathryn had PT around 10:30 am. She pulled herself up in bed, got in the wheel chair and wheeled herself down the hallway. She has felt good all day. Much better than yesterday. Things are looking up!
A little rest in the afternoon. Then came the Big, I mean Huge deal! Kathryn spoke with the talking valve on. She sad, “I think we are doing really good here.” The next thing she had to say was, “I want a strawberry milkshake.” This is a major step in the right direction. Nathan said we would see things happening and they are.
This has been a very good day. God’s will be done.
Movie for tonight is: Little Rascals