Sat Update

We just got back from the hospital and Kitty’s numbers are a little bit better.  Her oxygen saturation is at 95% and her ventilator has been turned down to 25 for the pressure (PSI?  I’m not sure what units they use) and 85% for the oxygen content. I’m learning far more about pulmonary care then I ever wanted to know. Jose, one of her pulmonary specialists is always fiddling with the settings trying to get her a bit more O2.
They have increased Kitty’s sedation medication because she actually woke up yesterday and tried to pull her tubes out. The hospital staff responded basically instantly and talked to her and explained what was going on and why she shouldn’t take the tubes out. Jose was there and said that when they talked to her, her eyes were tracking and she could understand everything that they told her. Then they increased her meds and back to sleep she went.
Baby steps.  She is getting better, but it is a slow, slow process. I will keep you all posted.

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