Sunday, December 12, 2010

Ben made a sprint!

Well Ben is off the pacemaker for good. Although we have been having trouble making his sprints. He gets mad and uncomfortable when they have him breath on his own. He can't have the vent taken out until he does three one hour long sprints. He really has a tempter. The good news is he did one of them an hr ago, and with the help of some drugs, he stayed comfortable enough to do the full hour. The nurses are going to try sprinting again with the drug at 9:00pm and 3:00am, if it goes well we may go off the vent Monday. After the vent, we can work on the drainage chest tube and various other forms of life support and drugs. Slow but sure progress. Dan and I are really missing Ally. Dan could not go get her because the weather was too bad. Hopefully we will Tuesday if it clears up? Thanks for your prayers!

1 comment:

  1. We're glad to hear the pacemaker is gone. We'll be praying for good sprints and for breathing on his own tomorrow!

    Phil & Jen Dougherty