Monday, August 6, 2007

Inhale

John is breathing mostly on his own now. Yesterday they switched the ventilator so that it would do one breath and then the next John would do himself. Today John is doing all breaths on his own with some extra support by the vent. It sounds like if all goes well he could be off the vent completely in a few days. He'll still be breathing through the tracheal tube though.

Dr. Gibbons from neurosurgery told us that the MRI showed that John did not have the "shearing" of axons that was a potential concern. It also confirmed the location and amount of damage that was seen in the CAT scan- in his left and right front temporal areas.

John's overall condition is improved as well. He no longer has a fever, the pneumonia is gone, they are reducing the level of pain medication, and he no longer is receiving higher than normal saline in his IV.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is such good news. Love and strength and hope and peace to everyone in this amazing circle.
--Jen (John and Rebecca and Rachel's cousin)

John said...

Awesome, John. Soon enough you'll be right back with us. We're waiting patiently!

John and Carmen

Brad said...

One small step at a time, we have patience John. One Love.

mattsutte said...

Comon John you can do it buddy!!! See you soon :)

Matt

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sexualharrison said...

great news!! i can't wait to see you smile man!
~h