Saturday, July 2, 2011

Weaning Off Some Meds

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Vivian is doing very well today and resting comfortably.  They have weaned two of her IV drugs (Morphine and Versed) from 80 to 60 and now to 40.  The third one they won't do anything with until tomorrow.  They have also turned the vent rate down so that her body is doing more of the work for breathing.  So, I have seen glimpses of Vivian today, even as I write this post.  She opened her eyes and turned her head and looked at me or the machines behind me.  She has moved her arms and legs around too.  So this is exciting to see!  They would like her to move around a bit to help get the fluid moved out of her body.  That's another factor determining when she can get her breathing tube out.

We took the boys on the cambus downtown to the Jazz Festival for a little bit and had lunch down there.  It was nice to get out.  We were gone about 3 hours.

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