Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Day 6 ICU continues

Late this AM the breathing tube was removed. It was a relief to all of us. She's still getting a bit of O2 from a face mask for a couple hours. We're helping her breathe deeply and to cough. What she wants to do is sleep; she can't do that.....

We'll have a family conference with Dr. Palmer, the surgeon, tomorrow at 1:30 PM. He wants to be sure Susan is processing info clearly. He should be worried about Pam and me. We might not "grock" what he tells us. We'll be charting the possible courses for the future.

Thanks for your words of support and encouragement. Keep up the messages. We have just concluded step 1.

Love to all of you, John

6 comments:

Kerry C said...

WOOHOO! Fantastic news. Keep the good words coming!

Rebecca M. said...

Glad to hear the extubation happened. Keep us updated about the family meeting and how Susan is feeling. Love you!

Susan Dixon said...

We are both thinking of Susan, you, and the family surrounding her. Greg sends his love from Costa Rica and emailed me this morning to see what the news was from Monday. Glad that I have some good news for him.

Love you all, Susan and Greg

gmcaljo said...

If you felt a big wind it was a huge sigh of relief from the left Coast. Much love and hope comes too.

Sally said...

We've been following Susan's progress from the start and are Soooo glad and thankful for the good news. Please know that the whole family is in my thoughts and prayers.

tamara said...

Bless all your hearts. I am so relieved she was ready and they took the tube out. Great news. Cant imagine the Girl not talking.
Anxious to hear the PM report after the doc visit. Still sending positive thoughts and prayers your way. Love and hugs,
Tamara, Cal and little Stevie