Monday, August 25, 2008

Scottie Update

Hey Yall. I got this update tonight from Scott and wanted to share it with you. Thank you for all of your prayers.

8/25/08 PM
We had a stable day today. Vent is at 60% and oxygen at 98%. He is running a little fever but manageable so far. They are going to start going down on the nitrous oxide very slowly, probably from 20 to around 18. They want to get him off of that machine before the ventilator. They did remove one of the chest tubes from his right side today. He seems to be okay with that change. The swelling has gone up but it is just excess air and will go away with time,no danger to him. Everyone we talk to doctors and nurses say we will just see baby steps, not big overnight changes and that it is going to take a long time. Of course no definition of a long time. He has a new nurse tonight who is very helpful with explanations and she will be with him for 3 nights. The good news is no back sliding so far.
We continue to pray for stability, healing of his lungs, and for him to react positive to the changes they make.
God Bless,
Scott and Beth

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